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 my great-grandfather a beekeeper in the North Carolina mountains.

Our orchard is young and contains a diversity of 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 maypops, pawpaws, jujubes, chestnuts, and American persimmons. Our hives are spread throughout northern Orange County on a number of small farms and homesteads.

We will be at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market on Saturdays (7am to noon) with honey and fruit from late May through October in 2021. Contact us at orby dare orchard @ eml.cc (without spaces).