Ingles Markets is taking you on a road trip to show all the Carolinas have to offer. There are many hidden gems unbeknownst to residents and visitors. If crisp mountain air, sparkling waters, hayrides, and pumpkin patches aren’t enough to get you in a fall frame of mind, Chris Bainbridge has the place for you, and it’s the perfect weekend destination.
Darnell Farms is located in Bryson City, North Carolina, right on the Tuckasegee Riverbanks. The Darnell family are the current stewards of this gorgeous valley, and they’re a talented bunch in their abilities to grow some of the best produce you’ll find and to play fantastic music. How can you not walk with a smile when you’ve got a banjo and a bass driving the rhythm to your day?
Darnell Farms is one of the hundreds of local family farms that provides fresh produce to Ingles Markets across the mountains and the Upstate, so you know the quality is second to none. Did you know you can also shop online at DarnellFarms.com and get deliveries as far out as Waynesville? Sounds like a sweet deal, right?
If you’re unfamiliar with modern family farming, it’s about figuring out ways to work the land, do what you love, and innovate. Innovation can be an online store, at-home deliveries, subscriptions, or seasonal attractions. But, farming and produce aren’t all Darnell Farms has to offer visitors.
There’s nothing quite like bumping your way up a mountain gravel road with the sweet smell of hay. Hayrides are one of their main attractions. The fall colors peeking out from the green, the tractor’s growl as passengers enjoy the scenery, and the educational aspect. On this ride, you’ll gain insights into what it takes to work a family farm. Make sure you book your ride time online. Best believe, there’s a pumpkin patch waiting at the end of the end too, so don’t forget to pick one.
You can grab a picnic at Ingles, drop a line in the Tuckasegee, soak in the beauty of the valley, and feel your cares drift away on the mountain breeze. This place is truly a wonderful weekend getaway for the entire family. So, stock up on your fall décor, purchase some delicious produce, and support local right here at Darnell Farms.
To learn more about Ingles Market, visit their website at ingles-markets.com.