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Pittsboro, NC - The first certified organic farm in North Carolina, Ayrshire Farm has been in business since 1983. Bill Dow, a pediatrician, not only started Ayrshire Farm but was also influential in starting the Carrboro Farmers' Market and helped start several other farmers' markets as well. Bill passed away in 2012, and his partner Daryl Walker continues to farm, bringing vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs to the Market and to local restaurants.
Ayrshire Farm sells at the Wednesday Market.
Growing Practices: while Ayrshire Farm is no longer certified organic, Daryl farms according to organic principles: cover crops, raised beds, composting, crop rotation, no chemical pesticides or herbicides, ground chicken feathers and green "manure".