Heirloom Tomatoes are ready — as featured on WRAL! Wed, July 30, 2014

We were so excited to be featured on WRAL’s website yesterday.  A link to the story is here:

And, details about all those dry farmed tomatoes are below!  Email to order yours today!

Today we picked over 1000 pounds of tomatoes.  That makes this week and/or maybe next the peak of the tomato season.  For every 5 tomatoes we pick, at least one is deemed not good enough to be a slicing/eating tomato and those go into our Scratch and Dent boxes for making sauce.  This weekend we made over 70 pints of sauce for use on-farm.  Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a dish made with home-canned heirloom sauce.  We’ll make about 300 pints before the season is finished, but we can’t eat them all so now’s your chance to preserve some summer goodness for this fall and winter.  We posted lots of pictures… read more

Piedmont Farm Tour this weekend Wed, April 23, 2014

This weekend is the CFSA Farm Tour and we are thrilled to be a featured farm on the tour again this year.  Here’s how it works.  You buy one ticket per car and you can see any of 39 farms over the 2 day period.  Each farm is different.  At Coon Rock Farm you will get a farmer guided tour of the gardens as well as see baby chicks, baby ducks, baby lambs and on Saturday afternoon we will also be shearing our flock of Tunis sheep for all to see.  In addition to the tour, we’ll have brats on the grill and ice cream from Homeland Creamery and our sister company Bella Bean Organics will be set up with lots of local artisan goods for sale and our on-farm market for produce and meat will be open during the tour.  Tour times are 2:00 till 6:00 on Saturday and Sunday.  All proceeds benefit the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.  Details are at:

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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