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Horticulture

Infrastructure for Mushroom Production
Ann Gayden is a shiitake and oyster producer. Her mushrooms are “forest farmed” (grown on logs), and she typically sells to consumers within a 60-mile [...]
Re-Purposing Tobacco Bulk Barns
Dawnbreaker Farm is a 20-acre farm operated by Ben Grimes, who primarily raises livestock and produces eggs. The new farm is located on a historic tobacco [...]
Mushroom Production In A Shipping Container
Ches Stewart operates Haw River Mushrooms. As a young operation, the farm lacked the proper infrastructure to increase yield and variety of mushrooms that [...]
Field-to-Fork Artisanal Bread & Pizza
Riverbend Nursery is operated by Brian Rollins. He cultivated landscaping plants for 35 years until the recession greatly affected the operation in the [...]
“Hareloom” Beans Grown with Love
Calyb Hare is a young farmer with deep roots in coastal North Carolina and long-standing family ties to the land. He grows a variety of vegetables for his [...]
Sprouting Grain as an Alternative Feed for Goats
Hulan Johnston grows sprouted grain for an alternative feed for his goats in a low-input, low-energy system.
Transplanting Traditions: Season Extension for Southeast Asian Crops
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm (TTCF) is a non-profit project of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children. The TTCF provides refugee [...]
Customizing a Grain Mill for Local Flour Production
Danny Cowan and George Allen operate Red Tail Grains. With their expertise in small scale farming, they are producing high quality, whole grains for the [...]
Vargas Farms: Growing Traditional Mexican Crops
Felix Vargas has implemented season extension methods for growing Mexican and Central American crops including jicama, passionfruit, and chayote.
Aquaponics in an Old Tobacco Greenhouse
The Worley Family Farm is seven generations strong with a long past of growing tobacco and other cash crops. They now grow hydroponically in a closed-loop [...]
Expansion of Specialty Crops (Asparagus) & Mobile Refrigeration
Martha Mobley raises beef cattle, goats, sheep, and organic vegetables for direct market sale. Martha is the third generation to farm at Leonard Farm and [...]
Transporting Farm Products to Regional Markets
Jeff Bender hopes to expand his vegetable and fruit production with institutional and wholesale customers, but the farm is limited by its ability to [...]