HC Magazine October 2018

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High Country

Holly Whitesides, Against the Grain

Bill Moretz, Moretz Mountain Orchard

Food Hub brings

Larson Smith, Sunshine Cove Farm

Amy Fiedler, Springhouse Farm

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Brent Cochran, Shady Grove Gardens

Brandy Ezzell - Owl Creek Breadworks

Keith Greene, Chestnut Grove Farms

Rodney Cheek, Cheek Farmstead Creamery

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Debbie Snyder, October / November 2018 Brown’s Farm

igh Country farmers are tending to more than just their fields in today’s ever changing economy. Farming, which is the traditional backbone of the local economy, has transformed over the years to meet the changing tastes of today’s buyers, as well as the whims of a sometimes-fickle market. When early pioneers settled in the region, they relied on sustenance farming and innovative methods of preserving food, hence the advent of canning, to survive the harsh and brutal force of High Country winters. Over time, commercial-size farming, including the cultivation of dairy farms and large crop yields, replaced traditional family farms as the primary source of revenue locally. In the years that followed,


After securing the orders online, local farmers hand pick the crops selected by the customers and deliver the produce to the downtown market by Wednesday morning. All orders must be completed by Monday night so that deliveries can be made by Wednesday afternoon.

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