These working farms produce fruits, vegetables, herbs, and livestock — and set the stage for unforgettable life celebrations. This month, we trade the ballroom for the barn with nine inspiring places for a party.
Sowing Second Chances
For formerly incarcerated women, a farm in Alamance County imparts knowledge and skills, nurtures their physical and spiritual health, and supports them as they rebuild their lives.
Hemp Comes Home
Absent from North Carolina’s landscape for 80 years, the plant with a hundred uses finds its way back to the fields.
Rewriting the Story of Cotton
On a sprawling farm in rural Northampton County, a young Black farmer-entrepreneur is teaching people the value of an ancient agricultural tradition with deep, dark roots.
The 1970s: The Modern Pioneers
For environmentalists and “Back to the Land” homesteaders seeking a new way of life, a magazine published in Hendersonville guides that way.