We are a small, family produce farm of 10 years located about 10 miles west of downtown Pittsboro, NC. Our address is Pittsboro, more specifically we’re off Jay Shambley Road in Hickory Mountain. The farm was loved and cultivated by the late Bill Dow, who was the first NC farmer to have his farm certified organic and one of the founders of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. The farmland is now owned and operated by us, farm & life partners, Patricia Parker & Benjamin Shields, along with our two young children. We strive to continue Bill’s legacy and farm in a way that is ecologically healthy & communally strengthening. Currently we grow year-round on about 5 acres (3 in orchard and 2 in garden). Rotation, cover crops, and compost are central to our production philosophy of feeding the soil biology to feed the crops. We grow a little over 100 different varieties of vegetables, a few different fruits (strawberries,melons, apples, pears, and blueberries) as well as annual cut flowers. We grow and sell year round by using various season extension tools, variety selection and a few different marketing channels, namely our CSA, farmer’s markets and restaurants. We believe access to healthy food is a human right. We offer sponsored CSA shares for community members in need & we also participate in an annual collaboration we founded called Farm it Forward. We provide CSA shares along with community partners, Wake Med Energize! and Wake County Cooperative Extension, for a 6 week long program that includes cooking and eating with other families. We like to be part of the community and we enjoy participating in the Abundance Foundation’s PepperFest, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Assocation’s (CFSA) Piedmont Farm Tour, and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Farm to Fork fundraiser, among other events.
 
 
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