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: If you want to reserve a heritage turkey, you should email 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

SOLD OUT! Thanksgiving TURKEY! Tue, November 10, 2015

WE ARE SOLD OUT of all of our heritage breed birds.  Email us at to get on our list for next year.

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 price of $10.00/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.  Larger birds are now sold out — we have a few 8 to 12 pound birds left.… read more

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Noble Kelly 919-368-4987; @jennoblekelly

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