Viewing: Century Farm Family Program

Century Farm offers a sweet treat

By on December 2, 2020

In the 1840s, Evva Hanes’ great-grandfather purchased the land that would be home to his family for over 100 years. The land continued to be passed down through the years, becoming the property of Evva and her siblings in the

Mighty Muscadines at Parker Farm & Vineyard

By on November 20, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Ashley Parker Conway, of Parker Farm & Vineyard, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021

A Step Back in Time: Tarkil Branch Farm

By on October 30, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Benny Fountain, of Tarkil Branch Farm, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

Mitchell County Century Farm known for its molasses

By on October 21, 2020

In 1796, Hugh Harrell planted the roots of a family farm in Bakersville that would grow with love over the centuries. Harrell Hill Farms has produced a variety of products throughout time, but the family has always valued education and

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