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. We are also at the Western Wake Farmers Market. 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 The Boot, Maeto Bar de Taps, and Geer Street 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 :: Friday, April 29 :: 9:22am
Farm News: The big news of 2016 is that HCF is now an LLC with multiple partners, Judy Lessler, Erasmo Flores, and Rene Rios. Rene’s wife, Clementine, and Erasmo’s wife, Yoli, are also working on the farm. It is wonderful to have other women on the farm. Below is a picture of the three HCF women in front of the salad mix patch; Yoli, Judy, and Clementine in that order.
It has been a good year for planting, and we have lots and lots of greens in the field. Look forward to a bounty during the next 6 weeks. We have also started the summer plantings. Tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers are already in the ground. Our potatoes got frozen back three weeks ago; however, they are now growing well.