A working farm built from the ground up by high school students in the Career & Technical Education program at IWCS. Farm features chickens, goats, rabbits, pigs, cows, blackberries and a vegetable garden with broccoli, lettuce, collards, kale and spinach. Tours available by appointment.
Offering Alpacas for sale, breedings to outstanding Herdsires, and extensive support to new alpaca owners. Luxurious yarns made from alpaca fleece products such as socks, gloves, scarves, etc. are available. Raw fleece also available for spinners. Tours available by appointment.
Delicious pick-your-own strawberries in April/May and blackberries in June/July. Pre-picked strawberries will be sold Saturday mornings at the Smithfield Farmer’s Market. Check website for updates and hours.
July and August/Summer: sweet corn, butterbeans, crowder peas, snaps/green beans; November-January.
Fall: collards, kale, cabbage, and beets, etc. Please go to the website, Facebook, or call for hours and see what else we might be growing.
This classic country store and smokehouse has been in operation since 1952 and is still run as a family business. Visitors and shoppers can peruse hanging hams, side meat, country cheese, barbeque and peanuts. Feel free to browse, but shopping is encouraged! Darden's is also a working farm, growing peanuts, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat and pumpkins, Darden’s has been curing hams and making sausage and barbecue since the early 1950s. A small grocery store on the farm sells homemade sausage, ham, cheese, peanuts and local honey. The family also enjoys telling the "farm life" story to hundreds of children (and adults!) who visit each year.
During the summer months, we offer a wide variety of produce and cut flowers at our Jolly Circle location. As fall begins, we also offer pumpkins – from giant to pie-sized – as well as decorative gourds, edible winter squash, and classic jack-o-lanterns. Visit our Facebook page for hours.