Coon Rock Farm offers Heirloom Tomato COOKING CLASSES Mon, July 18, 2016

Farmer Jamie DeMent, of Coon Rock Farm, is offering cooking classes focusing of Heirloom Tomatoes.  Jamie will come to your home and teach her favorite Heirloom Tomato recipes.  The menu can be set according to your personal tastes but can include anything from tomato tarts to salads, to tomato sauces and salsas, to dishes featuring pasture raised meats from Coon Rock Farm.

Classes are limited to 10 people and are $75 per person, including all ingredients.  If you’re interested in details or in setting up a class, email Jamie at  

Be sure to be on the look out for details about Jamie’s upcoming cookbook from UNC Press!

Jamie has been teaching cooking classes focused on local ingredients for the past 10 years at A Southern Season, Whisk, Charleston Cooks, Charleston Wine + Food Festival, and the Art Institute if Charleston.

Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes

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Coon Rock Farm adds Farm Stay options! Fri, April 22, 2016

Coon Rock Farm has two Farm Stay options to help experience all that they have to offer!  A lovely log cabin and an orchard cottage, are situated right on the farm and open for rentals. Both have two bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens that can be stocked with farm fresh produce, eggs and meat. The farm and houses are located on the Eno River just outside Historic Downtown Hillsborough and adjacent to the Occoneechi Mountain State Park.  Rental details can be found at the links below.

Log Cabin

Orchard Cottage 

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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