Maple View Farm
– Hillsborough, NC
In Hillsborough, a fifth-generation dairyman and his wife tend a herd of cows with a heritage as strong as the family’s.
Surrounded by pines and a handful of maples, the Nutters’ current 400-acre property (187 acres of which the family placed into a conservation easement with the Triangle Land Conservancy) appears to be the Piedmont at its best — especially when seen from the chair-lined porch of the small ice cream shop. Across the road, black-and-white cows graze on low-lying pastures or take shelter under the sloped roof of an open-stalled barn. Year-round, school groups and families tour the working farm and taste its products: fresh milk, butter, frozen yogurt, and more than 100 flavors of ice cream.