to Your Very Own Family Farm

Darnell Farms is a true agro-tourism experience for the whole family.  We are in a beautiful valley along the banks of the Tuckasegee River in Bryson City, North Carolina.

We’re an active, second-generation family farm. Our farm produces 100 acres of strawberries, pole beans, sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, a variety of tomatoes and much more.

We have several festivals throughout the year.  In addition, we host special events and activities for various organizations in our area.  We also offer educational field trips to our farm.  During our field trips we love sharing information about farm life, methods used to raise our crops and be good stewards of our precious land.  We even discuss the history of the lands we farm including the ties to the Cherokee Nation which is literally our next-door neighbor.

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We grow tens of thousands of pounds of fruits, yes strawberry is a fruit, and vegetables.  In doing so we supply commercially and locally to the whole of Western North Carolina.  We also have our year-round retail store we affectionately refer to as the “Fruit Stand.” You may order online for either drive-thru pick up or delivery right to your door.

Typical Offerings:
beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chiles, chinese greens, collards, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, pole beans, potatoes, radish, ramps, salad mix, sweet peppers, sweet potato, pumpkins, swiss chard, heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, winter squash, sweet corn


Fruits & Berries

You pick, or we pick.  Either way you don’t want to miss Strawberry season at Darnell Farms.  We even have an annual Strawberry Jam Festival the third weekend in May to celebrate this local mountain passage from winter into spring.

Other Fruits & Berries 
apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, grapes, melons, peaches, plums, raspberries, watermelons, muscadines, and so much more.

The Fruit Stand

In addition to fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, you’ll find hundreds of other items in our Fruit Stand and Online Store for purchase.

 Artisan Foods
baked goods, ciders, honey, jams, preserves, juices, sodas, grits, pickles, salsas, specialty aiolis and more

Dairy & Eggs
butter, cheese, eggs

fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
beef, chicken, pork

Nuts & Seeds
pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts

Fresh Vegetables and Fruit
several varieties to choose from

Specialty Products
plants, Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, gourds, artisan crafts

Dream Whips
a variety of seasonal flavors


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