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Chicken & Dumplings posted on October 7, 2012

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

Pernil: Cuban style pork roast posted on October 31, 2011

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Sweet Baby Corn Mon, July 7, 2008

The summer goodness just keeps coming, Our first sweet summer corn is in!! It’s fabulous and juicy and so good that I ate an entire ear raw standing right in the field.

So, babies, fire up the grill and throw those ears on when the fire gets nice and hot — don’t even bother taking off the shucks. Have the butter and salt ready when they come off the grill and you are ready to roll! Yum!

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My favorite day. . . Wed, July 2, 2008

I live in superlatives. I have at least a hundred favorite songs and probably 30 favorite movies so, sometimes when I say that something is “my very favorite,” people take it with a grain of salt. But, this time, I really mean it.

I am a child of summer — I love the warm weather and long days. I adore the bounty that the summer garden provides. And, I especially love sweet summer peas. As far back as I can remember, the first peas of summer were reason to celebrate. Every member of my family loves peas — six week peas, crowder peas, pink-eye-purple-hulls, rice peas. . . the list goes on.

So, today is my favorite day this year. The Coon Rock family has produced it’s first batch of peas for the summer. Ours are pink-eye-purple-hulls and they are beautiful. I am going to sit down this afternoon and… read more

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