Harvest: A Farm Community

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Harvest is a unique 213-acre farm community located within the pastoral New Hope Valley in Chatham County, North Carolina. Known for having some of the best soil in the state, this fertile valley is ideally suited for agriculture. Life at Harvest allows families to reconnect with the source of their food, and fosters an appreciation for the health, beauty, and culture of this dynamic landscape. Consisting of only 19 homesites with a minimum of ten acres each, extensive parts of the property are set aside for organic farming, community activities, recreation, and preservation of open space. This is all part of a concept that we call Development Supported Agriculture.

Harvest takes you back to the farm.

Adjacent to the Haw River and Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Harvest provides direct access to thousands of acres of water and forested parkland. Fishing, boating, hiking, or spending time at the beach are all part of the Harvest lifestyle.

The 10-acre Central Farm is the heart of the Harvest community. The heart of the Farm is the Central Barn, a hybrid structure that combines farming activities with space for community interaction. Other plans include a greenhouse, a vineyard, lavender fields, a truffle orchard, and a variety of organic fruit and vegetable gardens. Throughout Harvest, "Farmbelt" easements preserve rural views and conserve space for orchards, native grass and wildflower meadows, or pasture.

About the Area

The New Hope Valley has a storied past that includes centuries of agricultural and timber enterprises. The area was first explored by Europeans in 1701. By 1810, a network of farms served nearby Pittsboro, the seat of Chatham County. Today the area it is at the heart of the dynamic and growing Research Triangle, which is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the nation. Harvest offers farm living only 25-30 minutes from Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and RDU International Airport, with close proximity to leading universities, shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions.

We invite you and your family to become a part of this new American farm community—to live and grow at Harvest.