Farside Farms: From Burley Tobacco to Farm Stand Eggs

Mike Brown of Farside Farms, photo by Naomi Johnson

“I’ve just always wanted to farm since I was a child,” says Mike Brown, owner of Farside Farms in Buncombe County, NC. “My grandfather in Virginia farmed, and I guess that’s kind of where I got bitten by the bug when I was little.”  Brown has now been farming in Western North Carolina for five … Read more

Dillingham Family Farms: Eighth Generation

The Dillingham Family, photo by Hannah Furgiuele

“What’s happening now with Dillingham Family Farm is what I  hoped would happen—that our children would become more  involved,” says Brenda Dillingham. “I can transition out of things  and know that the farm will continue on and that the grandchildren  will be a part of that one day. That’s really important to me.”  The Dillingham … Read more

SMM Farm and Moreno Family Farm: Rediscovering the Past

The Moreno Family, photo by Camilla Calnan Photography

Shortly after signing the papers on their dream farm property in Hayesville, NC, Salvador and Alyssa Moreno took a walk with their kids, ages six and four. They found what turned out to be an old American hazelnut variety. “I said, ‘I think it’s poisonous and it will definitely kill us,’” laughs Salvador. “But we … Read more

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