Meet our Farmers
New Ground Farm LLC was established in 2011 by Millard and Connie Locklear. The farm is truly a family affair consisting of Connie, Duncan (son) and Millard who serves as the general manager, all food we sell is grown by us. New Ground Farm LLC is operated on a fifth-generation farm family land. The farm offers a wide variety of culinary and medicinal herbs, all grown locally on 11.2 acres of irrigated land by Millard and Connie Locklear. New Ground Farm grows Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) among other medicinal herbs.
Jackson Farm is a small family farm begun in the early 19th century and farmed by my family since then. Although they were among the first farmers in NC to be certified as organic, they no longer maintain that certification, but their farming methods have not changed.
They supplement their small farm income with agritourism through a wedding venue and a guest house. Jackson farm is growing calendula for our skin care salves. Pictured above is Jan Jackson, owner, with the calendula shoots that were started in the greenhouse this winter.