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Rooster Peppers at Perry-Winkle Farm

September 19, 2005

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Rooster Peppers at Perry-winkle Farm 
Chapel Hill, NC

Cathy checks on a row of peppers; eggplant is shown at left

peppers starting to ripen

Perry-winkle Farm produces sustainably-grown vegetables, cut flowers, and free-range eggs under the stewardship of farmer Cathy Jones, her husband Michael Perry, and a crew of devoted workers. Every fall, Cathy makes wreaths and ristras (bouquets) from “rooster” peppers, an heirloom hot pepper. The peppers pictured above are starting to turn color and will soon be ready to harvest. Cathy saves her own seed and raises her own transplants. The pepper plants are transplanted in early summer. You can visit Perry-winkle Farm at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market and the Fearrington Farmers’ Market.
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