Wednesday, July 20

NORTH CAROLINA FARMER VOICES

Photo of OakMoon Farm via NC Farmer Voices


Meet Cynthia Sharpe, pictured above, who, along with Dwain Swing, operates OakMoon Farm & Creamery in Bakersville, NC. Their story is part of North Carolina Farmer Voices, a project of RAFI-USA and its Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund. From the website:

This program assists farmers and community groups in developing new sources of agricultural income through the provision of cost-share grants.
[At NC Farmer Voices] you’ll find a collection of stories—in photographs, sound, and multimedia—about projects that are leading models for agriculture in North Carolina. These farmers are innovators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners on the frontier of agricultural innovation. We believe the wisdom of farmers is one of the most powerful tools we have to bring economic growth to North Carolina.

The SFA is doing some digging in North Carolina, as well. We're currently collecting fieldwork to document the Carrboro Farmers Market. Look for those interviews to appear online in the early fall.