What You Get When You Become a Farm Member at Twiddle Dee Farm
A Personal Note from the Owner
I often get asked: "What exactly do I get with my farm membership?" Below I will list the benefits that come with membership. But before I do that, I want to point out the most important -- and often overlooked -- result of someone directly supporting a farmer is simply farmland preservation. North Carolina is losing its farmland at an astonishing rate. By becoming a farm member, you are doing your part to reverse that trend. By helping to sustain this Twiddle Dee farmer, you sustain the farmland. And what a beautiful 100+-year-old farm it is!
A Farm Well-Designed with You in Mind
An Opportunity to Experience Up Close
Our generation built the infrastructure of this farm. And, in designing it, we kept you in mind.
Our fences are strong and secure. That's why we felt comfortable winding our pathways through the paddocks. As a member, you have the chance to get up close and personal with the livestock. You have a vantage point to observe and learn.
Our trails wind down to a pond and creek, through a wooded preserve that is certified as a wildlife habitat. We keep and maintain this natural habitat.
Our farming activities are framed with beautiful flower and veggie gardens. Plus, along the edge of the paths, we planted fruit and nut trees. Even though Twiddle Dee is a working farm, we still pay attention to its beauty.
The old homeplace, used as the Welcome Center for the farm, provides you with a heated/cooled facility with a restroom, a kitchen with refrigerator, lounge areas, and a television. In addition, you'll find tables, chairs, umbrellas, and commercially-licensed, streaming music at the large brick courtyard. We made your experience here a top priority.
Yours or Ours
In the past, we've hired entertainment; hosted luncheons; shown movies on our 10 feet by 8 feet outdoor screen; provided snacks and food, and held farm tours. All of these activities were at no cost to our farm members.
With the pandemic came changes. We no longer offer events ourselves. But if you feel comfortable with your own small group, then we make our facilities and equipment available to you. Do you need our stage? What about our projector, screen, or audio equipment? What about tables and chairs? And do you need our help?
We want you to feel as if this farm were your own. After all, you are helping us and future generations be good stewards of it.
Tailored to Your Desires
We have a tiny retail shop set in the woods here at the farm. It is open only to farm members; and it is filled with beautiful items. So if you want to go shopping, away from the crowds and -- most important -- in a safe environment, here's your chance. If you want to practice your yoga away from the crowds, the farm is waiting. If you want (to try, with no one looking) to ride a bicycle at your age, we've got two available for your use.
The farm is open roughly seven days a week, 365 days a year, from about 7am til 11pm. It's your escape. It's your refuge. It's for our farm members. And we keep the number of farm members small. So there are no large human crowds here, no high livestock stocking rates. That's good for us and the environment.
We are designated a
by the NC Dept of Environmental Resources.
Consider making this farm your own designated sweet spot.