Doug Jones named “Farmer of the Year”

December 12, 2009 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Doug Jones of Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro  has been named “Farmer of the Year” by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.  Farmer Doug is famous for growing exquisite chemical-free vegetables year-round, especially heirloom peppers and new varieties through his own breeding innovations.

He has taught at Central Carolina Community College’s Sustainable Ag Program in PBO and he continues to inspire a slew of interns, gardeners, newbie farmers and foodies all across the region. His farm is at the super eco-industrial park established by Piedmont Biofuels, just down the road from the courthouse circle.

You can eat Doug’s produce by subscribing to the Biofarm’s CSA, purchasing his veggies at the farmer’s markets in Durham and Pittsboro, enjoying the free lunch (for real) at St. Bartholmew’s Episcopal Church in historic Pittsboro every Thursday, or stopping by Angelina’s Kitchen  around the corner where seasonal greens often come from the Biofarm.

We’ve written about Doug before, click here to catch up. Congratulations, Doug!

Other winners announced at CFSA’s Sustainable Ag Conference last week are:

  • Non-Profit of the Year: Toxic Free N.C.
  • Business of the Year: Blue Ridge Food Ventures
  • Activist of the Year: Smithson Mills
  • Career Achievement Award: Paul Mueller
  • NC Extension Agent of the Year: Richard Boylan
  • SC Extension Agent of the Year: York Glover

Thanks everyone for all the good work you do to promote sustainable farming and food.

Click here for more details.

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