Farmer Richard featured in NC State Alumni Blog Wed, January 15, 2014

Farmer Richard featured in NC State Alumni Blog:

Richard Holcomb loved growing up around his family’s feeder pig farm in Whiteville, N.C. — so much so that he considered going into farming himself. When his family moved to Conway, S.C., he worked on local farms as hired help.

But when Holcomb graduated from high school in 1979, he says the conventional wisdom in farming was “get big or get out.”

“I got out,” he says.

He studied computer science at the University of South Carolina for three years and and then started his master’s in the same field at NC State in 1983. A year later, he left State to work in the software industry for more than two decades, founding and investing in more than 30 local software companies. Along the way, he returned to State and completed his master’s degree in in 1989.

“Software when I started… read more

Thanksgiving Turkey: SOLD OUT! Fri, September 13, 2013

**SOLD OUT**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 as many as 100 phone calls from folks desperately searching for one of these hard to find birds. Online they sell for as much as $9.00/lb plus a $50+ shipping fee and even then they are normally sold out by November. This year we are accepting pre-orders for our turkeys at a pre-order special price of $7.00/lb. 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 at $7.00/lb. The… read more

Farmer Jamie Speaks at UNC Thu, November 15, 2012

We’re so proud of Farmer Jamie and her good words.  Watch the video of her speech at UNC’s prestigious Morehead Cain Alumni Forum. 

Jamie DeMent ’01 | Friday night keynote at the 2012 Alumni Forum from The Morehead-Cain on Vimeo.

Coon Rock and Piedmont in Bon Appetit Sun, October 7, 2012

So What Did Our Copy Editor Do on Her Trip to Durham, NC?

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Farmer Grown, Farmer Owned: from Our Farm to Your Table Tue, May 15, 2012

Coon Rock Farm team purchases Bella Bean Organics

Farmer Grown, Farmer Owned: From Our Farm to Your Table


[May 16, 2012, Hillsborough, NC –] Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs Richard Holcomb and Jamie DeMent, announced today that they have purchased Bella Bean Organics.  Holcomb and DeMent are part of the founding team behind other successful area food businesses including Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough, Zely & Ritz Restaurant in Raleigh and Piedmont Restaurant in Durham.

Bella Bean Organics is the area’s premiere online farmer’s market and home delivery service specializing in locally grown, sustainable and organic produce, meats, eggs and artisan specialty foods.

Richard Holcomb, of Coon Rock Farm, announced the news today saying, “Purchasing Bella Bean was a natural step for us. Bella Bean has been carrying our produce, meats, and eggs for over three years so we know them well and the fastest growing… read more

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