Coon Rock Farm and Piedmont Restaurant Honor CFSA Mon, March 30, 2015

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In celebration of the 2015 Piedmont Farm Tour, Piedmont restaurant and Coon Rock Farm honor the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

(Durham, NC – March 30, 2015) – Farmers Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb – owners of Piedmont, Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics & Heirloom Provisions – invite guests to Piedmont restaurant April 16th for a spring dinner with farm friends, and welcome visitors to their Hillsborough farm during the Piedmont Farm Tour, April 25th and 26th.

Coon Rock Farm – a longtime partner of the CFSA — proudly raises awareness and funds with their sister restaurant, Piedmont, and at their family farm. “A decade ago, we reoriented our lives in search of a richer life,” explained owner Richard Holcomb. “We planted a garden that has become a 55-acre farm, and now also

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Coon Rock Farm CropBox featured in the N&O Tue, March 3, 2015

Coon Rock Farm was featured in the News & Observer this week!  The article focuses on our new CropBox — a shipping container equipped with a hydroponic growing system and software monitoring system.  The CropBox is designed to give farmers and nonfarmers the ability to grow crops all year. All they need is enough room to place a shipping container on their property.

News & Observer article

Coon Rock Farm Featured on UNC-TV Thu, January 29, 2015

Coon Rock Farm was featured in January on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.  Tune in in February for the next addition!  

UNC-TV North Carolina Now

Order Your Thanksgiving TURKEY Now! ALMOST SOLD OUT, ONLY 7 to 10 lbs Birds Left — Order 2 if you need a bigger Bird Mon, November 10, 2014

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 and 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 special price of $8.00/lb for frozen or $9.00/lb for fresh. 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.

Pre-order Heritage Turkey Special: Reserve your bird now and pay a non-refundable $50 deposit and we will reserve a bird for you. The price for purchasing a bird in November without a pre-order… read more

Heirloom Tomatoes are ready — as featured on WRAL! Wed, July 30, 2014

We were so excited to be featured on WRAL’s website yesterday.  A link to the story is here:

And, details about all those dry farmed tomatoes are below!  Email to order yours today!

Today we picked over 1000 pounds of tomatoes.  That makes this week and/or maybe next the peak of the tomato season.  For every 5 tomatoes we pick, at least one is deemed not good enough to be a slicing/eating tomato and those go into our Scratch and Dent boxes for making sauce.  This weekend we made over 70 pints of sauce for use on-farm.  Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a dish made with home-canned heirloom sauce.  We’ll make about 300 pints before the season is finished, but we can’t eat them all so now’s your chance to preserve some summer goodness for this fall and winter.  We posted lots of pictures… read more