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Welcome to Woodcrest Farm! We are a working farm in southern Orange County. You can read about our events and offerings here on our website, follow our daily activities on "Woodcrest Farm Today", or subscribe to our e-newsletter by emailing


Woodcrest Farm is a working family farm, much like it was 100 years ago. We practice what has become known as sustainable agriculture: using natural methods to raise both livestock and organic produce for local markets. Our Heritage programs take root in Orange Grove, providing a connection to local culture and ecology, to our rural legacy and the story of this land. Woodcrest Farm School is a year-round learning center for all ages.

This has always been a “family farm” - which means that, in today’s agricultural market, it is too small to be profitable in the usual agri-business model. Our strategy has been to develop niche markets: grass-fed Dexter beef, farm-raised pork, dairy cattle and goats, free-range chickens, and organically raised produce. All of these activities can coexist, use the land gently, and be economically practical for a family farm.

Visitors welcome! Call ahead for a tour!


What's Happening!

Woodcrest Beef
Where's the Beef? It's right here at the Farm, available for your freezer in bulk, either whole or a side

Go the whole hog! Reserve a whole or 1/2 for this fall.  Make bacon! Cure hams! Pork chops! Ribs! And BBQ!



Woodcrest Farm Events

Crow Quill Night Owls - Friday, April 25, 7:30 PM

Piedmont Farm Tour - 1:00-6:00 April 26-27
sponsored by Carolina Farm Stewardship Assoc. and Weaver Street Market (Tickets available from CFSA website or Weaver Street Market)

Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen and Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton    Sorry you missed it!    Pictures / Mailing List

Woodcrest Farm School

Upcoming classes      
Cheesemaking - Entertaining with Cheese
     Saturday, May 3d, 2014 7:00pm-10:00pm

Home Dairying - Small Dairy operation for homesteaders
     Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm
Scheduled classes: demand-driven:
  To request: email or
      call 919-933-5105

Ongoing Activities:

Blacksmith Open Forge
     - Meets most Saturdays (check the calendar)
     - 10am-12pm
     - $10 per hour for materials and forge use
     - $20 per hour with instructor

School/ family tours and visits
Woodcrest Farm Market - produce, meat, eggs, pet milk
Farm craft classes

This is a family farm, so if we're here, we're open. Check our calendar for specific dates for these activities, or you can call the farmhouse at 919-933-5105.