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!
GRANITE SPRINGS FARM
Granite 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!
RED ROOTS FARM
Red Roots Farm is a sustainable market garden near Silk Hope, NC. Come visit us at the Fearrington, Pittsboro, and Chatham Mills Farmers’ Markets!
FUNNY GIRL FARM
At Funny Girl Farm, we grow vegetables using sustainable practices and raise eggs from happy hens on pasture. Visit our year-round farmstand, join our modern, convenient Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and explore our educational programming.