Century Farm Family

Century Old Farm Turned Wedding Venue

The Barn at Cranberry Creek is an incredibly stunning wedding venue located in Boonville in Yadkin County. It opened just four years ago in the spring of 2018 by three brothers, Darin, Dwayne and Neil Brown. The three brothers, however, are not the first generation of Browns to make use of this property. This land […]

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Century Farm offers a sweet treat

In the 1840s, Evva Hanes’ great-grandfather purchased the land that would be home to his family for over 100 years. The land continued to be passed down through the years, becoming the property of Evva and her siblings in the 1950s. In an attempt to keep the family land together, Evva bought each of her […]

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Mitchell County Century Farm known for its molasses

In 1796, Hugh Harrell planted the roots of a family farm in Bakersville that would grow with love over the centuries. Harrell Hill Farms has produced a variety of products throughout time, but the family has always valued education and each other. Luther Harrell, a descendant of Hugh, was one of the first farmers in […]

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Grapes galore at Cleveland County Century Farm

Located in Cleveland County, Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery operates on farmland that has been in the Baker family for quite some time. Ann Edwards, an owner of the vineyard, said her grandfather first used the family’s farmland, growing corn for his federally licensed liquor. As a “gentleman farmer,” Ann’s grandfather farmed mostly for […]

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Surry County Century Farm attracts a crowd each summer

Since the late 1700s, the Key family has reaped the benefits of the same land in Surry county, whether that be through farming or other business ventures. Following the Revolutionary War, Martin Rice Key moved from Virginia to North Carolina, settling on what would be the family’s land for centuries. At one point, the family’s […]

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Sampson County Century Farm prospers under the care of one woman

Since 1913, the Petersons have been operating their family farm in Sampson County. Carla Peterson and her husband, Chris, currently own the farm, but it was his grandfather who laid the foundation in the early 1900s. Mr. Peterson’s grandfather sold books door to door in order to make money. He then bought war bonds, using […]

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Vanderbilt descendents join distinguished group

Vanderbilt descendents join distinguished group

On Wednesday night, Agriculture Commissioner presented the Cecil and Pickering families with a sign that designates their property as a North Carolina Century Farm. They are now part of the distinguished group of about 1,700 families across the state who have maintained a farm within the family for more than 100 years. Bill Cecil Jr. […]

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N.C. Century Farms subject of an Arts and Science Council of N.C. project

Three North Carolina Century Farms are the subject of paintings by Kannapolis artist Walter Stanford thanks to a grant supported by the N.C. Arts Council, the Blumenthal Endowment and the arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford and Stanly counties, and York, S.C.   Stanford has finished 17 pieces in pastels […]

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