Harland's Creek Farm-Certified Organic
Harland's Creek Farm, LLC is a certified organic farm located four miles west of Pittsboro NC. Our flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits are certified organic. We also have eggs from pasture raised hens that are fed an all-grain diet that is antibiotic free. The farm is operated by Judy Lessler, Erasmo Flores, and Rene Rios. Judy started the farm with her husband in 1999. After many years working on the farm, Erasmo and Rene became partners in 2016.
We sell our products at the Durham Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Visit the market's web site for more information. LoMo Market is also carrying our products. LoMo Market moves from place to place in the Triangle area. To find a location, go to the LoMo web site. Many of our products are sold through CSAs. See the CSA tabs for more information and procedures on enrolling. And we also sell to local restaurants, mainly: Poole's Downtown Diner, and Death and Taxes in Raleigh, Tazza Kitchen in Raleigh, and in Durham. These are the all topnotch places with excellent chefs. We are particularly in awe of Ashley Christensen who leads a great team of chefs in multiple sites.
Farming Practices. We have five acres under production including a one acre poultry pasture. We rotate the 3-quarter-acre main summer garden over a three areas and grow cover crops on the other two areas. Another 3/4 area plot is intensively farmed with crops both in spring and fall. Soil amendments include compost, green sand, mined phosphates, feather meal, and other products approved by the National Organic Program (NOP). Mulching, row covers, flame weeding, and landscape cloth help control weeds and pests. We have deer fences and a Jack Russell terrier who pursues the groundhogs. All our flowers are conditioned using NOP approved materials.
You can buy directly from us. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rene at 919-200-2794 for more information.
Posted by Judy Lessler :: Thursday, January 28 :: 12:46pm
We are proud to announce that as of January 2016, Erasmo Flores and Rene Rios became partners in Harland's Creek Farm, LLC. They have been in management training for a number of years. In fact, after Judy fell and broke her shoulder in June 2016, they took over all the day-to-day management of the farm for many months.
This is a big step for the farm, and we are proud we were able to achieve it. As you may realize, Hispanics work on many farms, but few become owners. Rene and Erasmo have done lots of studying and taken on more and more responsibilities over the years. They both come from farming families. Rene is married, has three children, and lives in Pittsboro; Erasmo and Yoli are parents of Michael and Ernesto, and they live in Siler City. The other owner, Judy Lessler started the farm in 1999 with her husband. She is now widowed and has 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren. Judy lives on the farm site.
We will celebrate this partnership when the weather gets warm. Stay tuned.