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The Mitchell family in King makes a living growing plants. Every Christmas, they pour their hearts into thousands of poinsettias, each plant representing a little piece of their story.

The Grape: Yadkin Valley

As the first vines began to grow in the Yadkin Valley, few people believed European wine grapes would make it in the clay loam of the foothills and Piedmont. A few pioneers took a chance, however, and a region’s farming heritage lives on.