Last Year’s Pepper 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!


At Forest Moon Farms we follow all organic growing practices. All of our seeds are Non-GMO Certified and most are Certified Organic. Additionally, our compost and soil amendments are all OMRI Certified. We never use synthetic fertilizer or pesticides. We truly believe that organic vegetables are not only the best for you, they are also the best tasting.




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!





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 Roots Farm