Vegetables and Other Produce
It’s hard to name all we grow here at McAdams Farm! Some of our crops include: tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, cucumbers, green beans, okra, eggplant, lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, beets, cabbage, and collards. We also grow cantaloupes, specialty melons, watermelons, peaches, and muscadine grapes.
Our selection varies day to day with the weather and the growing season, but some of the produce we grow and approximate harvesting seasons are shown below.
We began selling a few vegetables at the Farmers' Market in Hillsborough in 1998, and in 1999 we switched to selling at the Carrboro Farmers' Market and have been there ever since, and also sell at our farm stand at the farm in Efland, NC.
More about How We Grow
Every season we make several plantings of each different crop. This allows us to extend our harvesting season. Almost all of the vegetables are grown in raised beds with black or white plastic mulch and drip irrigation. This irrigation system conserves water by putting the moisture directly in the ground beside the plant, where it is needed the most.
We grow hundreds of varieties of vegetables, from Sungold, Early Girl and Celebrity tomatoes to Athena cantaloupes and canary melons, and from Zephyr two-tone summer squash to Cool Breeze cucumbers. If there are crops or varieties you love that you'd like us to grow, please let us know.
We’ve been farming here for well over a century, and we have worked diligently over the years to improve soil quality, and be good stewards of the land, water, and air. We follow integrated pest management practices and are frequently monitoring for what’s needed to keep the farm, plants, and animals here healthy and growing.