Large groups or families prearranged - you can have a barbecue or picnic (you choose the menu, we supply). Eat at our rustic picnic tables overlooking the large trout pond (equipped with beautiful white ducks). Gorgeous mountain scenery visible from the 4000'+ top of our farm. Enjoy yourself in the midst of our beautiful, fragrant trees!
What is taking place?
A new back-to-the farm trend is sweeping the country helping satisfy a need to return to our more basic roots. Agritourism has become a new industry offering individuals, families and groups a chance to observe or participate in the daily operation of farming.
Sugar Plum farms (JRP Nursery) offers you, your family or your tour group an opportunity to see one of North Carolina's finest tree farms in its daily activities.
- learn from guided tour leaders why the North Carolina Fraser Fir is on the way to becoming #1!
- try your hand at making a door wreath or swag using fresh Fraser Fir boughs-we furnish the materials and instructions.
- if your visit is in warm weather, you may pre-select a North Carolina Fraser Fir tree and we'll help you tag it with your name.
Learn about Fraser Fir production and why it is becoming the top economic source in Western North Carolina.
- participate in shearing, cutting, baling and loading trees.
Hayrides through the Christmas tree plantation with apples, peanuts, beverages - (seasonal). Trout fishing-(seasonal) slight additional cost.
James and Helen have added another facility to Sugar Plum Farms. The building is a multi-purpose building that can accommodate 150-200 guests. The building is ideal for having weddings, school groups, family picnics, church groups or a great place to sit down with associates for a wonderful meal while touring the farm. Contact James and Helen at 828-765-0019 for more information and rental information.