2016 Participating Farmers

The reason we are here: to celebrate and thank our local farmers!

PepperFest started seven years ago as a taste test for Piedmont Biofarm ‘s new pepper varieties that farmer Doug Jones was developing to be well adapted for the N.C. climate. Since then, it’s grown quite a bit, and many more farmers have gotten involved, growing Doug’s pepper varieties as well as others that do well in N.C.

We are partnering with small NC farms to purchase their peppers for the Chef’s pepper dishes. Thank you to these sustainable farms and farmers for their work in strengthening our local foodshed and providing peppers for Pepper Festival!


imagesGranite Springs Farm is located 6 miles north of Pittsboro, NC off Highway 87 in Chatham County. We are a Market Garden and CSA, growing vegetables and mushrooms without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. We also supply produce to several local restaurants. Find us at the Pittsboro Farmer’s Market!



healingspringsA new farm in Greensboro, NC dedicated to producing foods that can heal people. We focus on herbs, fruits, and vegetables. We also focus on natural handmade product






Dinner Bell Farm – A sustainable local family farm growing delicious, healthy, chemical-free vegetables and eggs from free-range, pasture-raised heritage hens. Located in Snow Camp, NC.





Paz Farm – Paz Farm is a cool new farm near the Briar Chapel Community in Chapel Hill. We offer seasonal produce grown using sustainable & organic practices.





Buck Naked Farm – Our goal at Buck Naked Farm is to restore our adopted farmland to a functional and sustainable agricultural business. But our passion is honeybees. Located in Moncure, NC.


floppyhatFloppy Hat Farm – Floppy Hat Farms is a start-up small production farm that is owned by Rachel Tinker-Kulberg, PhD, a science educator and environmental advocate that turned to farming in order to provide nutritious and affordable food for the local community. Because nutrition and access of food is also vulnerable to environmental degradation, she supports sustainable agriculture methods like Aquaponics to promote environmentally sound and effective food production- Aquaponics is a farming practice that integrates the growth of fish and shrimp with vegetable production.


Dr. Pepper’s Research Farm with the one and only Doug Jones!


Red Hawk Farm (with Brett Evans) Located in Pittsboro, NC.