Producing sustainably grown, high quality food year-round while improving soil fertility.
The best way to contact Piedmont Biofarm is to call Doug at 919-444-9680 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With 42 years of experience, Doug is an elder of the sustainable farming movement with much to teach. He moved to the South in 1999 for a warmer climate and longer growing season that was absent in his native upstate New York. In 2001, he began teaching courses on organic farming techniques at Pittsboro’s Central Carolina Community College, and he soon became connected with the folks behind nearby Piedmont Biofuels. As his passion for seed saving and plant breeding continued to grow, he entered into an arrangement with Piedmont Biofuels in 2006 to start a farm on the land surrounding their production complex that would combine vegetable production, seed saving and breeding work, and a focus on educating the next generation of farmers. In this way, Piedmont Biofarm was born.
The farm initially sold its produce to friends, the local coop Chatham Marketplace, and an organic wholesaler that shared space with Piedmont Biofuels, but we quickly were able to expand access of our vegetables to what are now our primary sales outlets: the year-round Piedmont Biofarm CSA (farm-based subscription service) and the Durham Farmers’ Market.