Set on 145 acres of rolling hills just 20 minutes from Chapel Hill, this farm is a showcase of sustainable livestock and produce. Owners Ben Bergmann and Noah Ranells supply a number of area restaurants with eggs, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and vegetables. They raise animals naturally outdoors, and you won’t detect a whiff of anything unpleasant from the dozens of pigs and thousands of chickens a field or two away. Request a complimentary walking tour past gardens, rooting pigs, and roaming chickens, or just wander about the farm on your own.
Rooms from $80, with farm-fresh breakfast; ficklecreekfarm.com or 919/304-6287