Our State features TCRF grantee Dixon Family Farms


Jay Dixon of Dixon Family Farms, Greene Co., NC. Photo by Sarah Gibson, 2012.

Jay Dixon of Dixon Family Farms, Greene Co., NC. Photo by Alix Blair.

Today, Our State Magazine featured TCRF grantee Dixon Family Farms on their blog. Read it here.

Jay Dixon is a third-generation tobacco farmer born and raised in Greene County. With his wife, Pamela, he now grows produce and farms hogs on pasture. The Dixons set up a mobile EBT machine at their farm stand and through their personal (and free) delivery service to ensure that everyone in their community has access to fresh produce and pasture-raised meats.

According to the Central and Eastern Food Bank of North Carolina, Greene County is among 34 N.C. counties where more than 560,000 people struggle each year to provide enough food for their families.

“With the food I give them, I can guarantee it to be clean. I want to make good, clean food accessible,” says Jay. “My stuff’s better than what’s in the grocery store. Hands down. There’s no comparison.”

Read the rest of the article, and don’t miss Pamela’s fool-proof ribs recipe at the end!