Jamie and Sara Jane Davis are young now, but they plan to grow old working their land in the North Carolina foothills.
After the death of her husband, Frances Huber reinvented their farm, and her life.
High in Ashe County, Ron and Suzanne Joyner are bringing back hundreds of varieties of forgotten fruit.
Sorghum syrup has a long tradition in North Carolina’s mountains. Now the rest of the state is sweet on this rich elixir.
A woman, her plot of land, and the fib that started a friendship.
Medicinal herbs are indigenous to western North Carolina; Gaia Herbs in Brevard takes a modern approach to ancient traditions.
From the Waldorf Astoria to the White House and back, Ridgeway’s cantaloupes are famous for their sweetness.
The notion of pulling tobacco is much more romantic than the reality of working in the fields.
Tobacco barns once numbered a half million and were fixtures on farms across the state. Today, only about 50,000 still stand, vestiges of the tobacco industry, deteriorating reminders of the leaves’ influence on our culture.