Precious Alpaca Farm
Precious Alpaca Farm

2930 S. Center Church Road
Thurmond NC 28683
336-957-3581

    The Precious Alpaca Farm is geared toward groups of all ages. A video will educate you on the history of the Alpaca from the origin to the differences in colors + breeds. Then enjoy interacting with the Alpaca and observe demonstrations of weaving raw fibers. The Alpaca are really precious animals to be appreciated and adored.



    The Bradford Store
    The Bradford Store

    15915 Davidson Concord Road
    Huntersville NC 28078
    704-439-4303

    The Bradford Store brings you back to the good old days of fresh, local, hand-prepared, and hand-selected foods at fair prices. We offer a huge selection of imported, organic and naturally grown local produce.

    Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5



    Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch
    Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch

    6691 Little Mountain Road
    Mooresville NC 28682
    877-733-STIX

    They are a small family operated farm. They raise about 30-40 ostrich each year. Their goal is QUALITY not quanity! Their ostrich are raised without the use of any chemicals,steroids or growth hormones. They sell only ostrich meat that has been raised on their farm!!

    Saturday 9am-2pm, Sunday By Appt, All Day Monday, Tuesday - Friday by appointment only



    Green Mesa Blueberry Farm
    Green Mesa Blueberry Farm

    3532 Baptist Church Road
    Boonville NC 27011
    336-468-8878

    The Green Mesa Blueberry Farm was established in 2002. We have two acres of blueberries with five different varieties to choose from. These delicious berries range from sweet to tangy. We are located in a farm and country environment, so come and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and serene farm life while you pick your berries. We have cattle, geese, dogs, and acres of countryside all around.

    Monday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset with weather and field conditions permitting.



    Brushy Mountain Farm & Orchard
    Brushy Mountain Farm & Orchard

    7673 NC Hwy 16 South
    Moravian Falls NC 28654
    336-667-5880

    Visit the oldest apple house in Wilkes! Pick your own apples! We offer apples, peaches, vegetables, pumpkins, guords, hay bales, corn shucks, jam, honey, jellies, cider, cornmeal, corn grits, hams, breakfast meats, crafts (rocking chairs & baskets), antiques, tools and kitchen items, church cookbooks, Amish Quilts, and calendars.

    Seasons - June - February



    Lazy 5 Ranch
    Lazy 5 Ranch

    15100 Hwy 150 East
    Mooresville NC 28115
    704-663-5100

    The Lazy 5 Ranch is a unique drive-through animal park featuring over 600 exotic animals from around the world. 3.5 miles of road on 185 acres.

    The ranch strives to have a constantly changing environment by adding new exhibits as well as increasing the variety of animals seen in the drive through safari areas. The purpose of the Lazy 5 Ranch is to educate in an entertaining way, as well as provide an excellent environment for the reproduction of some of God's most unique creatures.

    Open Monday - Saturday 9 am until 1 hour before sunset, Sunday 1 pm until 1 hour before sunset.



    Patterson Farms
    Patterson Farms

    3060 Millbridge Road
    Mount Ulla NC 28125
    704-857-5242

    Patterson Farm, Inc. is a 3rd generation working farm located about 30 miles north of Charlotte, NC. We grow strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and poinsettas. We are very thankful that we are able to do something we enjoy while producing beneficial fruits and vegetables for our community.



    Caraway Alpacas
    Caraway Alpacas

    1079 Jarvis Miller Road
    Asheboro NC 27205
    336-629-6767

    They have been loving and caring for alpacas since 1997. They normally have 20-30 alpacas on the primises. They raise both huacaya and suri alpacas. Most of the bloodlines at Caraway Alpacas, Inc. come from the renowned Acero Marka herd lineage. Other bloodlines include MFI Peruvian Primero, Woods Edge Macgyver, Peruvian Challenger, and 4Peruvian Pancho.

    They also do our own shearing and send theirfiber to the fiber mill to be processed and returned to them in several ways. They get some back in the form of roving to be handspund into yarn; they get some back in a variety of yarns; and they get some back in finished products like sweaters, vests, scarves, etc.

    They have a resource and learning center on their farm for those interested in raising alpacas or learning about alpaca fiber. They also have many different alpaca products on hand their we do not operate a "store", so visitors must make an appointment.

    Visits are by appointment only.



    Goat Lady Dairy
    Goat Lady Dairy

    3515 Jess Hackett Rd
    Climax NC 27233
    336-824-2163

    ON-FARM DINING event is Dinner At The Dairy. They offer this dining adventure monthly during Spring and Fall. Each meal event is a special opportunity to enjoy a farm tour and a gourmet meal served in the unique atmosphere of the post and beam, passive solar dining room of our dairy barn. Advanced pre-paid reservation is required for these popular evenings.

    OPEN FARM DAY is a free event open to all families each Spring and Fall. They host these Sunday afternoons with their neighbors down the road, Rising Meadow Farm. Explore both farms, meet the staff and animals, tour the gardens, taste the cheese, feel the fleece and learn about local sustainable agriculture.



    Papa Goats Tree Farm
    Papa Goats Tree Farm

    627 Three Creeks Lane
    Sparta NC 28675
    336-372-3055

    A choose-and-cut farm that offers Fraser fir and white pine tress, wreaths, garland, and gift items in their country store. Tractor rides for the kids, plus donkeys, goats and ducks to pet and feed. One-bedroom cabin available on premises for rent. With loft and convertible sofa, sleeps up to six. Two-night minimum.

    Seasons - Nov 20 - Dec 20 Hours - Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 9 am til dark



    • Precious Alpaca Farm
      Precious Alpaca Farm
      2930 S. Center Church Road
      Thurmond NC
      336-957-3581
      Website

    • The Bradford Store
      The Bradford Store
      15915 Davidson Concord Road
      Huntersville NC
      704-439-4303
      Website

    • Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch
      Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch
      6691 Little Mountain Road
      Mooresville NC
      877-733-STIX
      Website

    • Green Mesa Blueberry Farm
      Green Mesa Blueberry Farm
      3532 Baptist Church Road
      Boonville NC
      336-468-8878
      Website

    • Brushy Mountain Farm & Orchard
      Brushy Mountain Farm & Orchard
      7673 NC Hwy 16 South
      Moravian Falls NC
      336-667-5880
      Website

    • Lazy 5 Ranch
      Lazy 5 Ranch
      15100 Hwy 150 East
      Mooresville NC
      704-663-5100
      Website

    • Patterson Farms
      Patterson Farms
      3060 Millbridge Road
      Mount Ulla NC
      704-857-5242
      Website

    • Caraway Alpacas
      Caraway Alpacas
      1079 Jarvis Miller Road
      Asheboro NC
      336-629-6767
      Website

    • Goat Lady Dairy
      Goat Lady Dairy
      3515 Jess Hackett Rd
      Climax NC
      336-824-2163
      Website

    • Papa Goats Tree Farm
      Papa Goats Tree Farm
      627 Three Creeks Lane
      Sparta NC
      336-372-3055
      Website