Orby Dare Orchard

Cedar Grove, NC


Orby Dare Orchard is named for and inspired by the life of my great-grandmother, Orby Dare Craft Yates. Orby was a home orchardist and her husband a beekeeper in the North Carolina mountains. Our young orchard contains a diversity of unusual fruit and nut producing trees, shrubs, and vines that won’t buckle under the high insect pressure and humidity of the southeast. Some of the crops we are most enthusiastic about include pawpaws, chestnuts, and American persimmons (for pudding pulp).

We sell at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays from 3-6pm and occasionally on Saturdays. In 2019 we will have raw honey and some of our early-bearing fruits, including maypops, blueberries, persimmons, bunch grapes, goumi, juneberries, figs, and che fruit. We will also have elderberries which must be cooked before consuming. Contact us at orby dare orchard @ eml.cc (without spaces).