Don’t Miss Farm Tour 2017


COST – $85.00 per person (includes lunch & dinner – riding charter bus)


2017 Attendee Registration Form

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

10:00am – departing from Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Address:  301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC  28401

10:50am – arrive at Brunswick Berries

Address: 1726 Southport-Supply Rd, Bolivia, NC

Brunswick Berries just opened last year with 1.25 acres (1/3 Camino Real & 2/3 Camarosa). The farm is a joint venture between John McGee, owner of the New Hanover and Brunswick Lawn Doctor franchises and Al Hight, New Hanover County Extension Director.  Employees are retired professionals from surrounding home communities who made a huge contribution to first year successes. Future plans include doubling the strawberry acreage, adding produce and limited peach trees, plus the addition of ice cream.  A visit to the farm will include information from Brunswick Berries’ owners on farm start-up, challenges for the first year, lessons learned, successes and future plans.

12:10pm – arrive at Holden Brothers Produce

Address:  5600 Ocean Hwy West, Shallotte, NC

The Holden Brothers Farm Market specializes in locally grown produce. A majority of their fruits and vegetables are grown on 250 acres of the Holdens’ land off of Highway 17. In order to offer their customers variety, the Holden Brothers supplement their stock with out-of-season fruits and vegetables from other farms in North and South Carolina.  Holden Brothers Farm Market opens in mid-March and closes in December.

2:10pm – arrive at D’Vine Foods

Address:  1585 Hwy 701 South, Elizabethtown, NC

With D’Vine Foods located in the heart of a fertile fruit and vegetable growing area, they specialize in making many items such as jams, jellies, ciders, juices, pickles, relishes and other products. It has also created another market for local farmers’ over-produced fruits and vegetables and given them the opportunity to add value and shelf life to their products. Therefore, D’Vine Foods has created an entirely new wholesale opportunity for farmers.  Consumers can now buy local grown products on a year round basis.

3:45pm – arrive at Lu Mil Vineyards – DINNER

Address:  438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, NC

Lu Mil Vineyard sits on the family farm site of the late Lucille and Miller Taylor, on Suggs-Taylor Rd, in Dublin, NC. The vineyard was named in their honor.  The Taylor family has been a leader in agricultural equipment development for many years; the family farm site has served as a testing ground for their innovative creations. As a way to test their ideas for new machinery for the growing viticulture industry, their Muscadine vineyard was born. The vineyard has grown to over 58 acres in the last five years.

7:30pm – arrive at Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Address:  301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC  28401

Cost of Farm Tour (riding charter bus) – $85.00 per person (includes lunch & dinner)


2017 Attendee Registration Form