Weekend Full of Local Fall Fun: Umbrella Market Fall Farm Tour!

October 7, 2015

GREENVILLE, NC—Take a tour around Eastern North Carolina and visit the farms of Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market. The Fall Farm Tour will take place from Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11 with the following six farms participating: Renston Garden Market (Winterville), Simply Natural Creamery (Ayden), Parnell Farms (Williamston), Raised in a Bar Farm (Chocowinity), Brock’s Berries & Produce Farm (Winterville), and Southside Farms (Chocowinity).

The Fall Farm Tour promises to be a weekend filled with activities, fresh fall produce, meats, and other great items! All participating farms will be open to the public and will feature unique offerings providing attendees a chance to learn about our local food economy while learning more about farming.

Each participating farm has created their own schedule for attendees to visit and experience a weekend filled with activities and events for children and adults alike.

“The farmers are always excited to have Umbrella Market customers visit their farms,” said Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market Manager, Robin Ashley. “The tour gives that extra personal touch that you can’t get at a market. It is a great opportunity to see both the hard work and rewards of farming.”

This is a wonderful opportunity for all ages to get into the fall spirit and gain more information about the agricultural community. Mark your calendars to come out meet the friendly farmers of the Umbrella Market Fall Farm Tour!

Contact Umbrella Market manager Robin Ashley at robin@uptowngreenville.com or 252-561-8400 for more information. Find a complete listing of the participating farms below. The listing can also be found online at http://uptowngreenville.com/farm-tour/.

Umbrella Market Fall Farm Tour Participants: 

Each farm has set specific opening days and hours, so check the list below when planning your tour. A map of the farms is at tinyurl.com/fallfarm15.

Brock’s Berries & Produce Farm
978 Laurie Ellis Rd Winterville
Friday, October 9 – Open 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, October 10 – Open 9:00am -7:00pm
Sunday October 11 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

We are a local and family owned agricultural business providing you the highest quality produce in the area. Located on our multiple acre farm, our family farm offers a huge selection of local fresh produce. At Brock’s Farm you will find a wide range of seasonal crops. In addition to produce, we also make preserves, pies, and honey. 

Parnell Farms
2926 Lee Road, Williamston
Saturday, October 10 – Open 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 11 – Open 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Parnell Farms will have pumpkins and hay bales, homemade jams and jellies, honey and Parnell Farms pork (10% discount on pork). This year we have a small maze for the “little ” people ($2 charge). There are cutouts for photo ops and miniature horses, donkeys and mules to see.

Raised in a Barn Farm
2106 NC Highway 33 E, Chocowinity
Friday, October 9 – Open 10:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday, October 10 – Open 10:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday, October 11 – Open 10:00am – 6:00pm

Raised in a Barn Farm has a maze which is 8 acres surrounded by beautiful sunflowers. There are three mazes within it, with the longest at 2.7 miles. They have play areas for the children with barrel train, slide, straw maze, bounce balls, photo ops, and more. On October 10, there is live music planned for the day along with food and craft vendors plus a Zombie Fun Run starting at 6pm! They are selling pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn-on-the-cob popcorn, local photography and more. The last three weekends in October are the Six Nights of Fright, so be sure to visit the farm again after the Farm Tour. Come GET LOST IN CHOCOWINITY…and dare to return to SIX NIGHTS OF FRIGHT!

Renston Garden Market
4024 Hwy 903 South, Winterville
Saturday, October 10 – Open

Simply Natural Creamery
1265 Carson Edwards Rd, Ayden
Friday, October 9 – Open 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 10 – Open 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, October 11 – Open 1:30 – 9:00pm

Local farm and creamery with an ice cream parlor. The ice cream is made on the farm. Also milk, butter, and other dairy products for sale. Join one of their tours and hayrides! 

Southside Farms
320 Harding Lane, Chocowinity
Friday, October 9 – Open 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, October 10 – Open 9:00am – 5:00pm

Pick your own fruit and vegetable farm. In the fall we have pumpkins, mums, sweet potatoes and collards. We also have a Corn Box and Play area for young children (cost is $5 per child). Mention the Umbrella Market Farm Tour and Southside will give you 10% off your total purchase.

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