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Coverage Gap: Holly Whitesides

Coverage Gap: Holly Whitesides

Holly Whitesides and Andy Bryant wanted to be farmers for different reasons.  “Andy kind of came to farming because he was interested in cooking and gardening,” Whitesides says. “I came to it from a food justice and environmental ethics perspective.”  The couple...
Coverage Gap: Charles Leonard

Coverage Gap: Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard knows how important access to health care is for North Carolinians—and especially for those living in rural communities. “That’s one of the reasons we moved here,” he says from the 1842 farmhouse that he and his wife, Pam, own in Davidson County. It’s...
Coverage Gap: Herbie Cottle

Coverage Gap: Herbie Cottle

  On a sweltering late June afternoon, Herbie Cottle takes a break from what has already been a 12-hour day on his family’s produce farm in Duplin County. He was up at 3:45 a.m., out the door by 4:30 a.m., pulling corn as the sun came up. He met his workers in the...