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Farm Tours and Other Activities

The DeMilia Research Farm in Zebulon, NC (just outside of Bunn in Franklin County, NC) serves as a center for our agricultural research. Unlike any other farm, even other agricultural research farms, the primary purpose of crop production is for plant pest model data collection and experimentation. In addition to U-Pick vegetables and herbs, come visit the farm for family fun including farm tours, kids field scouting, and guided research plot walks. We are still working out the details of how farm tours and other activities will be conducted. Prices and details will be posted soon. Expect most activities to last an hour or less so don't plan it as a full-day outing. We also hope to have some kind of field day towards the end of the growing season. Want to help? We are looking for volunteers or just make a donation.

Hours of Operation (Call 919-522-1567 to Make an Appointment)

The produce stand and U-Pick are officially opened for the 2016 growing season. We are still working out the details of how farm tours and other activities will be conducted and creating educational materials. Prices and details will be posted soon. In the interim, if you would like to be a Guinea pig for us as we figure things out, then we'll play it by ear. Give us a call to arrange a visit and we will try to accommodate you, particularly during the listed hours.

Risks and Liability

DeMilia Research LLC, is a family owned and operated small business that develops web based computer software applications for agricultural pest management and conducts agricultural research experiments on our family farm. We do not have a team of lawyers and wads of cash to defend us against frivilous lawsuits by every scam artist looking for a payday. We are attempting to provide a public service at a very limited budget. So if you try to cash in, then we may need to simply shut down operations and you will hurt a lot of people without ever making a penny from it. If you have questions about our policies, please contact us at info@demiliaresearch.com.

There are always risks to visiting any agritourism operation, especially one that is a actively working family farm rather than a typical commercial business establishment or tourist attraction. While we certainly welcome visitors with physical or mental disabilities, please be aware that we do not have special accommodations for them. Our only rest room facilities are within our home and we will certainly let you use them in an emergency, but please "go before you come". Please watch your own children carefully! Please also do not enter our home without asking. We are far from being neat freaks, still try to avoid dragging too much dirt from the fields into the house if you do. Just ask if you need to wash off with a hose. Please do not chase our chickens and be aware that they make peck you if you try to pet them even though they are usually friendly. Our dog, Lucky, while not viscious is rather rambunctious and often will nip or scratch. Please do not let your children approach or try to pet him since he can very easily knock them over or tangle them in his leash. We do not have staff for handling visitors and are usually busy with other things before and after attending to you for your activity so we expect you to be careful and responsible. Furthermore, please be aware that we have a very long single vehicle wide rock driveway with only grass parking areas so vehicular traffic is limited. Most importantly, we have young children at play so drive carefully and slowly on our property and be especially watchful for our wandering chickens. You are visiting our home so please respect our privacy and possessions just as you would wish to be treated by visitors to your own home. Unless we have planned other activities with you, we expect you to not linger on the property after your farm tour or other activity is completed. You will be treated as a home trespasser under the law if we ask you to leave and you refuse. The DeMilia Research Farm operates as an agritourism location in NC and fully claims its rights under the 2005 NC Agritourism Limited Liability Law. We display signs on the farm alerting visitors of this and include it below:


Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

295 Pine Ridge Rd
Zebulon NC 27597

Our child has a life threatening peanut allergy so any food containing peanuts, even trace amounts, is not allowed on the DeMilia Research Farm!

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Coming soon. Prices and details about farm tours.

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