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THANKSGIVING TURKEYS Available for pre-order! Thu, September 15, 2016

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year at the farm. We are one of the few local farms that raise heritage breed turkeys outside on pasture on Local Non-GMO Feed. The week before Thanksgiving we get over 100 calls from folks desperately searching for one of these hard-to-find birds. Online they sell for as much as $16.00/lb plus a $50+ shipping fee. This year we are accepting pre-orders for our turkeys at a pre-order price of $10.00/lb (as long as available). Reserving now means you are assured of getting a bird and makes it easier on the farm since all the birds are pre-sold and we know where they are going in advance.  Order now to reserve yours!

Pre-order Heritage Turkey Special: Reserve your bird now and pay a non-refundable $50 deposit and we will reserve a bird for you. These are heritage breed birds raised outside on grass.… read more

Coon Rock Farm offers Heirloom Tomato COOKING CLASSES Mon, July 18, 2016

Farmer Jamie DeMent, of Coon Rock Farm, is offering cooking classes focusing of Heirloom Tomatoes.  Jamie will come to your home and teach her favorite Heirloom Tomato recipes.  The menu can be set according to your personal tastes but can include anything from tomato tarts to salads, to tomato sauces and salsas, to dishes featuring pasture raised meats from Coon Rock Farm.

Classes are limited to 10 people and are $75 per person, including all ingredients.  If you’re interested in details or in setting up a class, email Jamie at jamiedement@mac.com.  

Be sure to be on the look out for details about Jamie’s upcoming cookbook from UNC Press!

Jamie has been teaching cooking classes focused on local ingredients for the past 10 years at A Southern Season, Whisk, Charleston Cooks, Charleston Wine + Food Festival, and the Art Institute if Charleston.

Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes

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Coon Rock Farm adds Farm Stay option! Fri, April 22, 2016

Coon Rock Farm has added Farm Stays to their lists of ways to experience all that they have to offer!

A lovely log cabin, situated right on the farm, is open for rentals.  It has two bedrooms but will easily sleep six and a fully equipped kitchen that can be stocked with farm fresh produce, eggs and meat.  The farm and cabin are located on the Eno River just outside Historic Downtown Hillsborough and adjacent to the Occaneechi Mountain State Park.

Rental details can be found: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12603074

Coon Rock Farm on the Piedmont Farm Tour Tue, April 5, 2016

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market will host the 21st Annual Piedmont Farm Tour on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, from 2-6 pm on both days.  Coon Rock Farm is proud to participate for the 8th year in a row!  We’ll have guided walking tours, pasture raised heritage breed brats on the grill and fresh local ice cream!

The Piedmont Farm Tour is the perfect way to meet your local farmers and learn about the Triangle’s local and organic farms. This year’s tour features 38 sustainable working farms in Orange, Chatham, Alamance, and Person counties.

Tour tickets purchased in advance are $30 per car for ALL farms, ALL weekend. Your button is your car pass – good for a full carload of people. Day of registration is $35. Buy your tickets in advance and Save $5! Or, become a CFSA member and you’ll

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HERITAGE TURKEYS in the News & Observer – available for Christmas! Wed, November 25, 2015

Coon Rock Farm’s Heritage Breed Turkeys were featured in a special Thanksgiving feature for the News & Observer.  Read the full article here.  

More Heritage turkeys will be ready to place an order for Christmas.  These are heritage breed birds raised outside on grass. They weigh between 8lbs and 20+ lbs. To learn more about these incredible birds and how they differ from factory farmed, grocery store turkeys see this excellent article by Rodale Press at: http://www.rodale.com/heritage-turkeys. If you want to reserve a heritage turkey, you should email orders@coonrockfarm.com with your preferred weight, fresh or frozen, phone number and drop-off location. We can’t drop off fresh birds at our CSA locations so your options for free drop-off are Farmers Markets or the farm in Hillsborough. Your best option is to let us deliver it to your home for a $5.00 delivery fee. Email if you have any questions. When you… read more

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