Supporting Local Farms – MAE Farm

November 4, 2009

MAE Farm is the third in a series of local farms I’m profiling for a project I’m working on to promote support of local farms. The project involves photographing, producing video and recording interviews with several farms about why they farm, who their customer base is and, most importantly, how they stay sustainable. I want to encourage folks to buy locally but also to know and have a relationship with farms in one’s area.

Mike and Suzanne Jones started farming because of their desire to raise their children on the land with meaningful work to do. Their primary emphasis is on producing sustainably raised meats, primarily pork. They also raise goats and cattle for meat as well as chickens for eggs. In addition to selling fresh pork, they have also started producing their own barbecue for sale. The pork is all hand-pulled with no soy or other fillers added. You can buy from them directly or at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.

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MAE Farm

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Supporting Local Farms – Edible Earthscapes

October 2, 2009

Edible Earthscapes farm is the second in a series of local farms I’m profiling for a project I’m working on to promote support of local farms. The project involves photographing, producing video and recording interviews with several farms about why they farm, who their customer base is and, most importantly, how they stay sustainable. I want to encourage folks to buy locally but also to know and have a relationship with farms in one’s area.

Jason and Haruka Otis are also featured in the October issue of Our State magazine in a story titled “Autumn Harvest: Breaking New Ground on North Carolina Farms”. You can connect with Edible Earthscapes at their site: http://edibleearthscape.wordpress.com.

Edible Earthscapes Farm

Edible Earthscapes Farm

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Charles

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Supporting Local Farms – Double T Farm

September 15, 2009

One of the projects I’ve been able to throw my passion into recently is one promoting the support of local farms, as in, not just buying locally but actually knowing and having a relationships with farms in one’s area. The project involves photographing, producing video and recorded interviews with several farms about why they farm, who their customer base is and, most importantly, how they stay sustainable. It will be several weeks before I have all the material completed to wrap it up. In the meantime, I’ll post some images from each farm with a link so you can check them out further. More to come…

Double T Farm, Garner North Carolina

Double T Farm, Garner North Carolina

BTW, Carolina Farm Stewardship is hosting it’s fourth Eastern NC Farm Tour Sept. 19 & 20. If you’re in the area this weekend, check out the twenty-five farms who’re participating.

Charles

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