Cedar Grove, North Carolina
We first became interested in small scale sustainable agriculture when we started asking ourselves "Where does our food come from?" This seemingly simple question lead us down a path that we could have never imagined. After years of researching, observing, practicing and planning we finally took the next step to increase our production.
Jillian graduated from UNC Chapel Hill's Master in Public Health program and is a Registered Dietitian. Throughout graduate school, she focused her course of study on local food systems and how health professional (especially dietitians) can help communities and individuals overcome the barriers associated with accessing local food. Jillian now works full time on the farm.
Ross is all around Jack-of-all-trades (master at some!). He's an Electrical Engineer with a knack for solving technical and mechanical problems. He is passionate about local food and learning more about innovative ways to increase farm sustainability.
Jillian and Ross both grew up in rural Caswell County, North Carolina. Though they didn't grow up on farms, farm heritage was strong in their childhood communities and family lives. Both value hard work and savor being "dog-tired" at the end of the day.
Meet the Farmers
Jillian works full time on the farm and is in charge of day-to-day operations including planting and harvesting. She works hard to bring the freshest, most nutritious produce to market every week and loves helping customers figure out how they can use local foods in their everyday meals. She is dedicated to increasing the public's knowledge about seasonal eating and small farm sustainability.
Ross is all around Jack-of-all-trades (master at some!). He's an Electrical Engineer with a knack for solving technical and mechanical problems. He is passionate about local food and learning about innovative ways to increase farm sustainability. When he's not working at his full-time engineering job, Ross does most of the tractor work and construction projects on the farm.
Charlie Girl is the silliest farm dog you'll ever meet. When she's not chasing ducks, barking at delivery drivers and herding the employees she spends her time running through cover crops and napping in the sunshine. She is an Australian Shepard and came to the farm in 2015 and is the ultimate spoiled princess.