Proud of our homegrown heritage.
This area is proud of its agricultural heritage and abundance of farmland. While some "heritage" crops have faded, new agricultural ventures are focusing on specialty markets. Vineyards and wineries are one example of new uses for vacated farms. A number of traditional farmer's markets as well as a modern virtual farmer's market bring farm-fresh produce to the community. This area also has several venues in the agri-tourism market with special events at local produce and animal farms so visitors can have a first-hand experience at farm life.
Vineyards & Wineries
Autumn Creek Vineyards
Located just seven miles off US 220 on a former farm Autumn Creek features nearly 10 acres of vineyards (both red and white varieties), a tasting room, and two rental cabins. The Tasting Room is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Autumn Creek is also a beautiful location for speical events, featuring an outdoor patio, wedding gazebo and pavillion.
Riverbirch Vineyards is growing native Muscadine grapes and producing wine on another former farm in the countryside of Rockingham County.
Piedmont Heritage Wine Trail
A collection of neighboring wineries in Guilford and Rockingham Counties have joined together to form the Piedmont Heritage Wine Trail. The trail features farms revitalized and restored with vineyards and tasting rooms. These wineries are committed to the land and the rich heritage of farming and winemaking.
Visitors to the Piedmont Heritage Wine Trail can enjoy traveling through the rolling farmlands and woods as they visit our wineries and vineyards. The wine trail is located in North Carolina's northern Piedmont Triad region and all three wineries can be easily visited in an afternoon.
Wineries on the Piedmont Heritage Wine Trail:
Autumn Creek Vineyards, Mayodan
Grove Winery & Vineyards, Gibsonville
Stonefield Cellars Winery, Stokesdale
Piedmont Local Food
This regional, virtual farmer's market brings together farmers from six counties to provide a diverse inventory of fresh, seasonal food to the entire Triad region. Restaurants have quick ordering from multiple farmers in one place and families can order fresh local foods and pick them up at public delivery drop-off sites.
Rockingham County Farmer's Market
The Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to find some of the finest in home-grown, natural produce around. Located in the former stables of
Chinqua-Penn Plantation, the market offers the best mix of heritage, scenic landscape and top-quality, farm-fresh produce, herbs and specialty foods. The market is open on Wednesdays
and Saturdays from May to October.
The Farmer's Market at Market Square
Reidsville also hosts a farmer's market in the downtown Market Square on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April through October.
Other Homegrown Resources
Rockingham County Co-Operative Extension, Wentworth
Hills and Hollows Farm, Stoneville
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, Reidsville
Oakhaven Farm, Pelham
Peace of Eden Farms, Madison
Tuttle's Farm, Stoneville