Farm fun in JoCo
Agritourism and farming heritage is truly our strength, as it defines many of the visitor experiences available in the county. With the largest number of working farms in North Carolina, the county continues to lead the nation in production of cash crops, including tasty sweet potatoes. For years, area farmers have expanded their operations to sustain the family farm, offering agritourism activities, farm markets, on-farm tours, promoting local products with pick-your-own operations, and even becoming wedding venues.
For an educational experience on farming heritage, we offer several area museums to explore. If you grew up on a farm, many of these exhibits will bring back memories for you like cotton pickin’, harvesting tobacco, hard-working mules, or riding in wagons. Tobacco Farm Life Museum has been offering agri-tourism educational programs, group tours, and special events for over 30 years and continues to enhance the site with the Iredell-Brown restored homestead, farm life exhibits, one-room schoolhouse, weekly heritage demonstrations, and more.