RALEIGH – Hubb’s Corn Maze, located on US 421 north, is among 29 agritourism farms in the state that will receive funding for marketing projects.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the recipients late last week. The Agritourism Marketing Cost Share program is administered by the department’s agritourism office with funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.
“I’m pleased that we are able to award a total of $50,000 in cost-share funding to agritourism farms across the state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “For many agritourism operations, this funding can provide the help they need to boost their marketing efforts and increase the number of visitors to their farms.”
In its first year, the cost-share program received 77 applications requesting a total of $409,050. After a thorough review of applications, 29 farms were selected to receive grants for projects ranging from directional signage and marketing brochures to website development and branding.
Individual grants ranged from $360 to $6,000.
The following farms received grants:
High Country Ginseng, Boone
C.V. Pilson Farm, Cameron
Flint Rock Farm, Cameron
Windy Hill Farm, Cedar Grove
Raised In A Barn Farm, Chocowinity
Yadkin Valley Farms, East Bend
Minka Farm, Efland
Sanderson Farm, Four Oaks
Poplar Creek Farm, Green Mountain
Hickory Creek Farm, Greensboro
Brothers On Farms, Hayesville
Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard, Hendersonville
Wise Acres Organic Farm, Indian Trail
Good Karma Ranch, Iron Station
Addison Vineyard Farms, Leicester
English Farmstead Cheese, Marion
Renfrow Farms, Matthews
Granville Corn Maze, Oxford
Wehrloom Honey, Robbinsville
Briar Creek Nursery, Rocky Mount
Bradley Farms, Saluda
Creekside Farm, Selma
Huckleberry Trail Farm, Siler City
Celebrity Dairy LLC, Siler City
The Farmers’ Daughter, Taylorsville
Medlin Family Farm, Wake Forest
Yellow Wolf Farm, Walkertown
Cold Mountain Corn Maze, Waynesville
North Carolina is home to more than 700 agritourism farms, making it one of the nation’s top states for agritourism. Operations vary from pick-your-own strawberries and choose-and-cut Christmas trees to weekend wedding venues and monthlong farm stays. For more information on agritourism farms in the state, go to www.visitncfarms.com.