NC State Extension

Farm Photos: Piedmont Biofarm

April 22, 2008

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Adah harvests spinach

Adah harvests spinach. The brassica crops in the background have been allowed to bolt so that pollinators and other beneficial insects can forage on the flowers.

Piedmont Biofarm is located at the Piedmont Biofuels Industrial Plant in Pittsboro. The farm is in the process of becoming certified organic.

Adah, Doug, and Jessi harvest spinach

Adah, Jessi, and Doug Jones harvest spinach. Doug sells produce from the farm at the Durham Farmers’ Market and through the Piedmont Biofarm Community Supported Agriculture program. Learn more about CSA

Doug Jones with seed plants

Jack operates the John Deere which runs on biodiesel produced on site at Piedmont Biofuels. Doug shows some of the plants he grows for seed as part of his seed-saving research.

worm greenhouse

This is the vermicomposting greenhouse. Amanda Sand is the resident worm wrangler, feeding the worms food and paper waste from local businesses. The resulting vermicompost – also known as “black gold” – will be sold to lucky gardeners. Doug’s transplants sit out front, awaiting their final destination in the fields.
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