Pieces about the farm in the press and other places
My 2017 comments to the NC General Assembly about the need for health insurance for farmers.
If you have a lot of stamina or want to know more about how our farm business works and our transition plans you can listen to Alex talking with Chris Blanchard on his Farmer to Farmer Podcast series. Warning it is an hour and a half!
Here is Alex’s talking head video from Farm Aid 2014
Betsy makes the NY Times for the Gathering of Agrarian Elders
News & Observer- One Farm Grows Many Farmers a 4/30/13 piece about many of the folks who have worked for us that now have farms
UNC-TV 12/08/09 part of the Environmental Heroes series
2006 National Public Radio interview with Melissa Block
The Independent- Alamance Farmers snag national award
Center for Documentary Studies- Stewards of the Land
Weaver Street Market Newsletter 2003- Independent Farmers
The Carrboro Citizen- Market Time
Published material also on the web:
Toward Sustainable Agriculture Systems in the 21st Century (2010)– this just released study by the National Academies of Science on how sustainable agricultural systems are evolving. We were one of nine new case studies, nationwide, in the report.
Organic Vegetable Production and Marketing in the South– you can purchase this from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, this interactive CD-ROM written and produced by Alex and the SSAWG is one of the most in-depth information sources available for vegetable production in the South.
The New American Farmer, Profiles of Agricultural Innovation– we were fortunate to have our farm included with others from the Southern region
Building Better Soils for Better Crops– maybe the best lay mans book on sustainable soils management, a case study of our farm and rotations are included, pages 126-128. (warning you will be downloading the entire book)
A 2010 article about what we do in Edible Piedmont magazine
Kitchen Garden Bell Pepper Article– a 1997 piece Alex wrote on growing peppers.
Edible Piedmont magazine– a 2008 article on our turkeys.
Kitchen Garden How to Grow Tomatoes Article– a 2001 piece Alex wrote on growing red slicing tomatoes.
Just in Print:
Compact Farms– 2017 by Josh Volk. We are one of 15 farms from around the country with in depth information on on all aspects of their successful operations.
Resilient Agriculture: cultivating food systems for a changing climate– 2015 by Laura Lengnick, pages 156-161 we discuss how we are dealing with climate change
Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market– 2013 by Keith Stewart, pages 28 & 29