Since “National Farmers Market Week” was last week, we’re highlighting details of the national Farm Credit Farmers Market Reception recently held on Capitol Hill as part of the national campaign, “One Mission. Many Voices.” Farm Credit associations were asked to bring products from their territory to spotlight our local farmers and agriculture communities.
Allen Smith owns a dairy farm and and Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser in Taylorsville, NC. He has been a Carolina Farm Credit customer for over 40 years. Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser features more than 21 products and is sold in 400 stores across the United States. Alan’s products consist of composted, screened, or mixed plant fertilizers, soils, mixes, and mulch. Daddy Pete’s prepared and donated small baggies of Sea n’ Farm Potting Soil to the Farm Credit Farmers Market Reception at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Russell Hedrick of JRH Grain Farms in Conover, NC represented N.C products as well. JRH Grain Farms is a first generation operation that started with 30 acres and has grown to 1,000 acres of non-GMO crops. Russell provided grits, corn meal, and Bourbon made with his grains to the Farmers Market Reception. Seventeen Twelve Bourbon is North Carolina’s first Bourbon grown, distilled, and aged since Prohibition. Watch a video of Russell's farming operation here!
These products successfully represented the diversity and innovation of North Carolina Agriculture and its importance to rural America. Our customer’s products were featured alongside 70 other products from Farm Credit Customers across the United States.
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