Jennifer Brookland

Jennifer Brookland is a journalist and former U.S. Air Force officer who was stationed in Fayetteville and deployed to Djibouti and the Comoros Island. She lives in Durham.

Farm Tour

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough

A restaurant, an online farmers market, two cookbooks: This couple is tending a crop of nourishing ventures. And it all starts on their farm in Orange County.


Parson’s Table: Ladies Who Lunch

When the furniture designers, buyers, and browsers who swarm the annual High Point Market want to escape the crowds, they head to the basement of First United Methodist Church, where the best lunch in town comes with a heaping helping of charm.


Justice Farms in Jacksonville

At this multigenerational family farm, neighbors share home-cooked meals, volunteers line up Christmas trees, and familiar faces greet customers year after year.


Pine Knot Farms in Hurdle Mills

A lifetime in the fields has taught an organic farmer in Orange County about hard work, innovation, and lending a hand.


Cabin Fever

Just outside Asheville, a last vestige of vintage mountain travel still welcomes hikers and families alike with rustic and retro charm.


Indigo Farms in Calabash

Sam Bellamy grew up tending to the animals on his family’s farm in Brunswick County, but it’s his passion for nurturing plants — and people — that has flourished.


Like Father, Like Son

On family land in Lenoir County, a fourth-generation farmer finds beauty and promise in our sweetest summer fruit.

Drink Local

Hope for Hops

At Sticky Indian Farm in Candler, the demanding crop that lends our beer its distinctive flavor is worth the challenge.