Farm Visit Snapshots: Perry-winkle Farm
From Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos: Farm Visit Snapshots are a new feature on my Growing Small Farms website. A big part of my job as an Agriculture Agent is visiting farms to provide advice on crop production, marketing, and general management. I always have enjoyed taking photos during these visits and sharing on social media to promote agricultural literacy. I am now also sharing them on my website to widen the audience. These Farm Visit Snapshots provide a glimpse into activities on the farm during that visit.
In mid-June I visited Perry-winkle Farm and found the crew harvesting cut flowers for market. The Perry-winkle “Farm-ily” consists of owners Cathy Jones and Mike Perry as well as Victoria and Taij Cotten who have been with Cathy and Mike for three years. They produce sustainably-grown vegetables, cut flowers, and pasture-raised eggs. Over 35 different species of cut flowers (and multiple cultivars within species) are grown and harvested from spring through fall on the farm.