Doug Harrell, Harrell Hill Farms
Increased Produce Production for WNC Farmer’s Market
Grant Award: $6,000
Doug is increasing the production of various types of produce to sell to various farm stands in Mitchell County. He is focusing on three acres of sweet corn, one acre of cabbage and one acre of pumpkins. This production is in addition to his grass-fed beef, choose and cut Christmas trees, and agri-tourism ventures, all key in offsetting losses due to changes in the wholesale Christmas tree market.
Doug will be purchasing a sweet corn harvester and no-till planter, avoiding plowing on the hilly farm. The Harrells continue to involve school and civic groups with farm production and marketing like they started with their 2009 WNC AgOptions project.