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NC State Extension

Fall Flowers & Value-Added Products

Bonlee Grown Farm

October 3, 2005

Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Bonlee, NC
Ray and Amy Sugg

mums at Bonlee Grown

Fall mums in front of the greenhouse. Bonlee Grown Farm produces a variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets, and also greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers, field vegetables, and value-added farm products. The Suggs also own a farm and garden store that offers Bartlett pet and livestock feeds, lawn and garden supplies, seeds, and products from their adjacent farm.

You can visit Bonlee Grown Farm at the following farmers’ markets:

Visit their farm and garden store at:

Bonlee HardWareHouse
530 Al Davis Rd.
Bear Creek, NC  27207

Amy with pansies

Amy tends to the pansies.

Ray and Amy Sugg pick peppers

Ray and Amy Sugg pick peppers.

Amy with pepper harvest

Amy with pepper harvest. Their farm and hardware store is in the background.

peppers in colander

Sweet peppers and habanero peppers washed and ready to prep for making hot pepper jelly – YUM!

Amy cutting peppers

Amy cuts up the peppers to put into the food processer. Her kitchen is inspected by the NC Department of Agriculture since she makes value-added products for sale to the public.

Amy making jelly

Amy fills sterilized jars with the finished and still-hot pepper jelly. Amy produces all kinds of value-added products from vegetables grown on her farm, including relishes, jams and jellies, pickles, and more.

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