Two Chicks Farm
Hillsborough, NC - Two Chicks Farm is owned and operated by Audrey Lin and Debbie Donnald. They began farming when layoffs forced them to take a leap of faith and seek a way to work more in tune with their beliefs. Originally they were a market garden business selling fresh vegetables at local farmers markets. They incorporated value-added products to their market sales in 2010, and in 2014 they stopped selling fresh vegetables and began growing solely for the value-added products such as krauts, kimchi, pickles and pepper jellies. Most of the fresh ingredients used in their products are grown on their farm. Two Chicks Farm has received national recognition for several products: they are a 2014 Good Food Award winner for Dill Kraut 'n Pickles, 2015 Good Food Award winner for Kimchi and 2015 Good Food Award finalist for Spicy Pepper Jelly.
Two Chicks Farm sells at the Saturday Market.
Growing & Production Practices: Although we are not certified organic we use organic practices when farming. This includes organic fertilizers and amendments, cover cropping, crop rotation, vermicomposting, and we have started a small pollinator garden. We have a rain collection system that supplements our well for a drip irrigating system. We grow most of the produce used to make our value added products. If we have to go off the farm to secure produce we buy from local organic or sustainable farms. No artificial ingredients are ever used in our products. The dried herbs and spices are purchased from a certified organic herb company. Last year we started using
organic apple cider vinegar for our acidified products. We collect all compostable kitchen waste and take it back to the farm to vermicompost. We use glass jars for our products and accept glass jar returns from customers and sterilize/re-use the jars.