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.
On November 20, 2020 I visited Perry-winkle Farm in northern Chatham County to catch up with Cathy, Mike, Taij, and Victoria. I found them doing a variety of tasks on this warm fall Friday while preparing for the next day’s farmers’ market in Carrboro. Mike Perry was feeding and watering the pastured hens in their new aviary; Cathy Jones and Victoria Cotten were pulling up landscape fabric in the field to store until next year; Taij and Victoria were washing sweetpotatoes.