APEX, NC (WNCN) – Neighbor Boy Farm and Country Store is at the heart of Apex.
Everything you see on the farm is from North Carolina: the building siding, the trees and even the tin roof.
All items were donated by locals to create a small one acre farmhouse in the middle of Apex.
Neighbor Boy Farm and Country Store co-owner Valerie Creager said, “Most people say we didn’t know you were here.
Creager and her husband came up with the idea 23 years ago to start a Christmas tree farm, but that idea has grown into something much bigger.
“My husband and I were driving around the country and we saw this sign for farm-fresh eggs, and thought how cute wouldn’t it be to have a country store?” Said Creager.
The Neighbor Country Store is made from donated waste, built by the family that owns it.
Inside the small store, only local products made or designed by locals are sold.
You can find earrings, handmade panels, and the most popular item is honey from a local beekeeper.
“We just wanted to support local businesses and help them become profitable,” Creager said.
The family does not charge for a tour of the farm, which became a certified farm last year, which means it can now stay open year round. They plan to start selling fresh eggs and meat in 2022.
During the summer months, the farm picks berries, tomatoes and green beans. In the fall, you can find pumpkins.
His hours for the lot of Christmas trees are:
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday and Thursday – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday and Friday – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday – 9 am-8pm
- Sunday – 11:30 am-8pm