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


Coon Rock Farm featured in the Carolina Farm Stewardship Newsletter Tue, September 27, 2011

We recently had 2 acorn squash recipes published in the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association newsletter. Check it out here for our Stuffed Acorn Squash and Grilled Acorn Squash recipes.


Coon Rock Farm featured on UNC-TV Sat, June 18, 2011

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Coon Rock Farm Recipe featured in Bon Appetit magazine Wed, June 1, 2011

Our Sauteed Greens recipe was recently featured in Bon Appetit magazine. You can get the full recipe on


On a mission to change the world, Jamie DeMent ’01 starts with fifty-five acres of NC farm country Mon, April 25, 2011

by Eric Johnson & Kelly Almond

In 2004, after meeting entrepreneur and investor Richard Holcomb at the downtown Raleigh restaurant Zely & Ritz, Jamie DeMent ’01 made a rather drastic life decision.

She stepped off a Capitol Hill career track to help run Holcomb’s newly purchased farm on the outskirts of Hillsborough.

“We moved from 6,000 square feet inside the Beltline in Raleigh to this,” DeMent says, standing on the porch of the couple’s 1880 farmhouse. “It’s a very different life.”

Different, yes. But arguably just as frenetic as the lives each of them left behind.

The fifty-five-acre Coon Rock Farm is not your average agricultural venture. DeMent and Holcomb have become darlings of the burgeoning local food movement, providing meat and produce to a number of high-end restaurants, dispatching a cornucopia of seasonal goodies to five different farmers’ markets each Saturday, and delivering boxes of fresh produce to hundreds… read more

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