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Farm Show and Tell Monday

By Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent
Posted Monday, October 12, 2009

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Siler City, NC - The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension has organized a "show and tell" at Okfuskee Farm from 5:00-7:00 pm for Monday, October 12. This farm visit is for farmers of all levels and also eaters interested in learning more about our local farms.

Bobby Tucker and Amber Greune are in their second year of production at Okfuskee Farm, a 20 acre farm built on the permaculture model. Bobby and Amber raise vegetables, herbs, small fruits, and flowers. They also do pastured pigs and laying hens and keep bees. They have a 2,000 square foot greenhouse and use season extension techniques in the field to produce vegetables throughout the cool season.

Bobby and Amber market their products at the Carolina Brewery Farmers' Market in Pittsboro and to local restaurants.

You do not need to register for this free event. The program will begin promptly at 5 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can start on time..

Check out Cooperative Extension's Growing Small Farms website for more resources on sustainable production:

Directions to the Okfuskee Farm Show and Tell from Pittsboro are provided below.

Farm address:
1300 Silk Hope Liberty Rd.
Siler City, NC 27344

From the traffic circle in downtown Pittsboro, take Hwy 64 west. Go to the first traffic light and turn right onto NC 87 North/Graham Rd. (stay to the left to stay on NC 87). Go approx. 4 miles and bear left onto Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd. Go about 9 miles and 1300 Silk Hope Liberty Rd. will be on the right, a white house (you'll see a sign on the left that says Chatham Carpet and Interiors).

Visit the Calendar section of Cooperative Extension's Growing Small Farms website for more great events and workshops.

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