ABOUT PIEDMONT GROWN
Piedmont Grown is a certification program that wants to make sure that farm products grown, raised, and made in the Piedmont Region are clearly identified and promoted everywhere you buy food and farm fresh products. Our Mission is to promote local food systems through the certification of food and farm products grown or raised in 37 counties in the North Carolina Piedmont Region. We want to link consumers to local farm fresh foods, build local markets for farmers and food entrepreneurs, and grow healthy and prosperous communities.
The Piedmont Grown certification program is managed by Piedmont Grown NC Inc, a fully incorporated organization with a Board of Directors that meets regularly.
As part of our annual certification program, we carefully review all participants to maintain the integrity of our brand and keep your trust. When businesses sign a license agreement each year, they agree to use the logo and brand to represent food and farm products grown, raised, and made by a certified Piedmont farms and businesses.
MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
As a group, the Piedmont Grown Board of Directors represents the diversity of our local food system. These dedicated individuals firmly believe that so much more can be accomplished to help consumers access locally grown farm products. As chefs, university faculty, farmers, economic development professionals, cooperative extension agents, and retail grocers, they together bring the personal experiences and insight to helping Piedmont Grown move forward.
Mary Jac Brennan | Small Farms & Local Food Extension Agent, Forsyth County
Aaron Newton | Local Food System Program Coordinator, Cabarrus County
Elizabeth Powers | Marketing Director, Chatham Marketplace, Chatham County
Noah Ranells | Fickle Creek Farm / Farm Better Now, Orange County
Elizabeth Read | Communications and Development DIrector, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Chatham County