Watauga farmers get $42,000 in grants

By Scott Nicholson Watauga Democrat, February 2011      The Watauga County Farmers Market and six local farms received funding in the latest round of WNC AgOptions grants for farm diversification.     The farmers market received $18,000 for a site analysis and … View >>

2010 News

in the News 2010         Haywood hops farmer sets the bar high Go >> Haywood County hops farmer Scott Grahl is a dreamer with his feet planted firmly on the ground. “One day a buddy of mine called and … View >>

2009 News

in the News 2009   Hopping along: Hops farming comes to WNC Go >> Cowzilla may be the only local hops lover who didn’t make an appearance at the inaugural Hops Farm Tour. The huge feral cow, christened Cowzilla by … View >>

2008 News

in the News 2008   North Carolina vegetable growers carry on the Cherokee Tradition Go >> Harold Long is full-blooded Cherokee Indian and proud of his heritage. Through his well-known Cherokee pottery and his extensive traditional Cherokee vegetable varieties, Long … View >>

2005 News

Madison Couple Look to the Sweet Fruits by John Boyle, Asheville Citizen-Times, June 20, 2005 Pam Zimmerman and her daughter, Ashley, handle a basket of black raspberries they picked Saturday at Zimmerman’s Berry Farm in Madison County. While berry income … View >>

2008 Snapshot

Good News “This program has been a blessing and an education. I had no idea of any resources other than the few farmers in the area. The resources provided by this grant have been excellent!” “This grant has allowed me … View >>