Viewing: Century Farm Family Program

Grapes galore at Cleveland County Century Farm

By on September 3, 2020

Located in Cleveland County, Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery operates on farmland that has been in the Baker family for quite some time. Ann Edwards, an owner of the vineyard, said her grandfather first used the family’s farmland, growing

Commissioner Troxler: Honoring the Biltmore Legacy

By on August 25, 2020

by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler Last week I had the honor of recognizing George Cecil, one of the two grandsons of George Vanderbilt, with the Ambassador of Agriculture award. This award represents the highest honor given by the N.C. Department

Surry County Century Farm attracts a crowd each summer

By on July 27, 2020

Since the late 1700s, the Key family has reaped the benefits of the same land in Surry county, whether that be through farming or other business ventures. Following the Revolutionary War, Martin Rice Key moved from Virginia to North Carolina,

Sampson County Century Farm prospers under the care of one woman

By on June 29, 2020

Since 1913, the Petersons have been operating their family farm in Sampson County. Carla Peterson and her husband, Chris, currently own the farm, but it was his grandfather who laid the foundation in the early 1900s. Mr. Peterson’s grandfather sold

Person County Century Family Farm owner born into slavery; farm symbolizes hope and hard work.

By on February 26, 2020

Not too many families can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 2,000 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program,

Avery County Century Farm brings Christmas to every state

By on November 25, 2019

When people hear Avery County, they think of Christmas trees and rightfully so, it is the Christmas tree capital of the United States. When William Waightstill Avery thinks of Avery County, he thinks of home and a farm, located in

A Wayne County farm’s history is as old as our country

By on July 3, 2019

Not too many people can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 2,000 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program,

Wake County farm is older than the Declaration of Independence

By on February 6, 2017

Not too many families can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 1,900 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program, which

Flavor, NC: Pine Knot Farms

By on February 14, 2014

Twice a month we will highlight local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s “Flavor, NC.” This week, we review the first episode of Season 3, in which host Lisa Prince highlights a Southern staple: collard greens.

Vanderbilt descendents join distinguished group

By on September 13, 2013

On Wednesday night, Agriculture Commissioner presented the Cecil and Pickering families with a sign that designates their property as a North Carolina Century Farm. They are now part of the distinguished group of about 1,700 families across the state who