NYTimes: Southern Farmers Vanquish the Clichés

The New York Times just posted a great article on South Carolina’s Emile DeFelice, who raises 200 pigs at Caw Caw Creek Farm, just north of Charleston, S.C.

Apparently it’s not hard to get Emile riled up. Just mention Paula Deen, the so-called queen of Southern food, who cooks with canned fruit and Crisco. Or say something like “You don’t look like a Southern pig farmer.” He’ll practically hit the ceiling of his Prius

Emile DeFelice, calls his farm a ‘managed wild setting.‘ No building whatsoever. Just the sky, old oak trees and healthy soil!’ To read the rest of the article, click here.

Book Reading at Ellwoods

Yesterday in honor of Virginia Agriculture Week, Kate Lainhart from Manakintowne Specialty Growers was in the store for a reading of “Ready, Set, Grow!” to some local children!

Ready, Set, Grow is a book by the Virginia Farm Bureau that shows the many agricultural products that Virginia has to offer and the process and hard work that goes into that.

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