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Farm-to-School: Halifax County Schools and Green Leaf Farms

Farm-to-School: Halifax County Schools and Green Leaf Farms

When you think about what sits behind a middle school, you probably think about soccer fields, running tracks, or basketball courts. But behind Enfield Middle School in Halifax County, next to the athletic fields sits a nine acre farm that grows a variety of...
Growing Community and Kohlrabi: Our Fiddlehead Farm

Growing Community and Kohlrabi: Our Fiddlehead Farm

In Haywood County, North Carolina, you can find Stacey and John Michael Thompson tending to their three kids, small herd of fiber animals, and their gardens that grow the vegetables that feed families in their community.  The Thompson’s farm, Our Fiddlehead Farm, sits...
From New Ground Farm to UNC Pembroke’s Fork

From New Ground Farm to UNC Pembroke’s Fork

In Robeson County, you’ll find Millard and Connie Locklear tending to their fields of okra, sweet peas, carrots, and eggplant. The Locklears operate New Ground Farm, just a few miles outside of Pembroke’s town center. New Ground Farm, despite the name, has been in the...
Collaborative Community Partnerships: Henry and Ardis Crews

Collaborative Community Partnerships: Henry and Ardis Crews

When thinking about farming and agriculture in North Carolina, it’s easy to picture big, lush fields that stretch out for miles. But for Henry and Ardis Crews, farming looks a lot like their neighborhood in Vance County.  “We grow everything from collard greens to...