Our Mission

The goal of Good Hope Farm is to honor Cary’s agricultural heritage while increasing the community’s access to farmland and connecting its residents to local, healthy food. We license plots up to two acres to new and expanding farmers, with all necessary equipment and infrastructure available on site. The farm features a demonstration garden and offers agricultural and nutritional educational programming.

Who We Are

Good Hope Farm is the work of the Town of Cary and a collaborative of four non-profit organizations: 

Farm Location

Visit the Farm

Public access to Good Hope Farm is limited to scheduled events. There are two options for visiting the farm:

  1. Join us for one of our farm workdays
  2. Contact us to schedule a tour

History of the Farm

Good Hope Farm is located at the center of Carpenter, a thriving agricultural community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The farm has been in production for over 100 years, and was owned by the A.M. Howard family during most of this time. Many of the buildings on the property date from the early 20th century, and are part of the Carpenter National Register Historic District. The Town of Cary purchased the farm in 2008 to preserve a portion of Carpenter’s agricultural past. The farm is currently leased by Piedmont Conservation Council to provide land access to a new generation of farmers and connect the community to local agriculture.

Our Supporters

Good Hope Farm would not be possible without the assistance of these organizations:

Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District


The Pentair Foundation

Triangle Community Foundation

New Belgium Brewing Company

UNC REX Health Care

Whole Foods Market

Partners for Places

La Farm Bakery