La Farm bakery in Cary. Any experiences?
Haven't done the baking classes, so I can't help you there. My girlfriend is gaga for their croissants (she particularly likes the chocolate almond). She also likes grazing through the little samples they always have out. I have had two pastries and a loaf of challah from them and I haven't been particularly overwhelmed on any occasion. Nothing overtly "bad" but missing that indefinable spark that makes simple grains, water, and yeast into something extraordinary.
That said, I must acknowledge the lines that form out the door. A lot of people buy a lot of their products a lot of the time!
Other positive factors include very pleasant and cheerful staff, an interesting assortment of items, evenly split between breads and sweet pastries, and unusual flavor combinations.