Farm to Fork in Orange County
From City to Farm
Just a short drive from Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh is an abundance of small farms and markets that are open to visitors. From u-pick farms for strawberries, blueberries, and flowers, to farm stands for produce to farmers markets for fresh baked goods, seasonal products and local makers.
If you're in the mood to have fresh ingredients and a great dining experience, we have plenty of restaurants that frequent the farms and markets for their daily menu offerings.
And just a reminder, safety first. Our farms, markets and restaurants are serious about keeping you safe, so please be prepared to practice safety protocols they have in place when you arrive.
Meet the farmer and the chef
Many of our chefs are committed to serving our locals and visitors with the finest and freshest ingredients available locally.
Check out the three videos highlighting the close farm to restaurant relationship between Elysian Fields Farm & Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro; Minka Farms & Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill and South Wind Produce & Panciuto's in Hillsborough.
Find farms and markets (always confirm days and hours first before going)