About Fickle Creek Farm
Ben and Noah's 74-acre farm, called Fickle Creek Farm, is home to market gardens, laying hens, meat chickens, sheep, jersey steers, pigs, and five livestock guard dogs to keep everyone safe.
We will be taking a trip to Efland, NC Sunday afternoon for a 2 hour tour on Fickle Creek Farm, learn and explore how meats and vegetables are produced through careful environmental stewardship, sustainable practices, and humane animal treatment: fruits and vegetables are naturally grown here without inorganic chemical inputs; Eggs, chicken, and pork come from free-ranging flocks on pasture that never receive synthetic hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products; steers and sheep are all raised on pasture without medicated feed or synthetic hormones.
Some items are available for purchase directly from the farm - according to Ben, certainly eggs, chicken, and pork, plus some array of produce (greens and sweet potatoes mostly).
A Few Things to Note
1) There is a $5 charge per person, please bring cash.
2) Efland is country, so plan for 30 minutes driving from Chapel Hill, and at least 50 minutes from either Cary or Raleigh. We are working on the carpooling so please send me an email if you are looking for a ride.
3) Kids are welcome but please keep close attention to them.
From West via Interstate 40 east / 85 north
Take exit 157 - Buckhorn Road. Turn right at top of exit ramp going south on Buckhorn Road. Go 4.5 miles. Look for black mailbox 4122 on right. Opposite mailbox turn left into gravel drive. Bear left at first fork. Bear right at second fork.
From East via Interstate 40 west / 85 south
Take exit 160 - Efland. Turn left at bottom of exit ramp going south on Mt Willing Road. Go 3.8 miles. At stop sign, turn left onto Buckhorn Road. Go 1.7 miles. Look for black mailbox 4122 on right. Opposite mailbox turn left into gravel drive. Bear left at first fork. Bear right at second fork.
Scenic Route From Carrboro & Chapel Hill
Get to Calvander at the intersection of Old 86 / Homestead Road / Hillsborough Rd / Dairyland Road. Go west on Dairyland Road 6.8 miles. Mapleview Farm Ice Cream store on right at intersection of Dairyland & Rocky Ridge Rd. At end of Dairyland Road, turn right onto Orange Grove Rd and go 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Buckhorn Road opposite the fire station. Go 2.9 miles on Buckhorn Road. On left look for mailbox 4122. Opposite mailbox, turn right into gravel drive. Bear left at first fork. Bear right at second fork.
In case someone gets lost, Ben's cell phone is 919-724-6826. Please park on the grass off the left side of the drive just before the drive forks to go to the barn and house. Ben should be there waiting.