Farmers & Artisans
Bella Bean's Local Farmers & Artisans

North Carolina Farms

Coon Rock Farm
Hillsborough, NC

Coon Rock Farm is a family farm nestled along a bend in the Eno River just outside of Hillsborough, NC. The owners, Richard and Jamie, pride themselves on their sustainable practices. They provide Bella Bean with organically grown garden crops and pasture-raised chicken, eggs, pigs, lamb and goats. All animals are grass-fed and pasture-raised on Coon Rock's 55 Acres. They think creatively about how to employ methods of sustainability and bio-dynamics in taking care of the land while letting the land take care of them. Their vegetables are mostly heirloom varieties and are raised without chemicals of any kind. Visit them online at http://coonrockfarm.com.

Chapel Hill Creamery
Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill Creamery is a small dairy farm and farmstead cheese-making facility. They chose Jersey cows for their rich milk, which makes great cheese. Their cows spend their time on pasture, and Chapel Hill Creamery has established an intensive rotational grazing system to ensure that they'll have access to high quality grass during their milking season. Chapel Hill Creamery milks and makes cheese from March through December, when their pasture, and therefore their milk, are best.http://www.chapelhillcreamery.com/

Eastern Carolina Organics
North Carolina Farms

Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO) markets and distributes Carolina organic farm produce. They firmly believe that a sustainable food system is based on providing fresh local fruit, vegetables, and herbs while protecting the environment. They are farmer-owned and they act like it. They provide fresh organic veggies and fruits, along with the knowledge that they're enabling farmers to protect their family land. By pooling diverse harvests from several regions, they are able to meet the demand for a steady stream of high-quality, seasonal food choices throughout the year. Visit them online athttp://easterncarolinaorganics.com.

Joyce Farms
Winston Salem, NC

Alvin Joyce began selling chickens in 1962. With time, the farm's collective knowledge of raising poultry grew. They found that their passion laid with producing the absolute best tasting chicken. They found that customers appreciated something better, more flavorful than factory-farmed commodity chickens. Joyce Farms strives to supply the top culinary markets with the taste, texture and culinary advantages of superior birds. But they didn't stop there. The more they learned about culinary matters, the more they traveled the world. They realized that Americans were missing out on a rich array of culinary class poultry. So they began to focus on Old World breeds, reviving traditional raising methods and producing specialty poultry and game of the highest quality and flavor. Their portfolio grew to impress even the most discerning chefs. Now after 50 years, they're fully dedicated to raising the very best all-natural meats for the top chefs, artisan butchers, and educated consumers across the U.S. http://www.joyce-farms.com/

Sunburst Trout Farms
Canton, NC

Three generations of the same family strive to maintain an innovative, modern trout production while keeping that personal touch only a family can provide. In the shadow of Cold Mountain deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina lies Sunburst Trout Farm. Conceived in 1948, three generations have evolved Sunburst to what is today; one of the most unique trout production sites in the country. http://www.sunbursttrout.com/


Local Artisans

Anson Mills
Columbia, SC

Anson Mills provides us with the highest quality organic grains and grain products. At Anson Mills, they chose early on to grow and mill Carolina Gold rice and a full complement of heirloom grains adopted by Antebellum rice families, and to follow the sustainable rice-crop rotation. In some ways, we hope to restart the Carolina Rice Kitchen cuisine a cuisine that depends on a complex agricultural system suited to local conditions and cultural needs. It is an effort that requires extraordinary research into planting practices, seedsmanship, and preparation. The soil must be made right and the interrelation of cultivars reestablished.

Bee Blessed Honey
Tarboro, NC

Bee Blessed Pure Honey is a small family run operation that produces pure, raw, and unfiltered honey in North Carolina. Berry is responsible for the day to day operations and handling of the bees and his Grandson is the muscle of the operation. Between the both of them you have the Bee Blessed Pure Honey (Bee Wranglers). His Wife Annie is the owner and Production Manager. Annie wears many hats during the daily operations. She is responsible for the bottling, packaging and sales presentation of our pure, raw and unfiltered honey. http://www.beeblessedpurehoney.com/

Big Spoon Roasters
Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters from scratch in Durham, North Carolina. Carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share their dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious. http://bigspoonroasters.com/

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
Charleston, SC

Their goal is to take long forgotten staples of the American bar and reinvent them, in an effort to drink like our great-grandparents might once have.

Melina's Fresh Pasta
Durham, NC

Melina's Fresh Pasta prepares fresh pasta, ravioli, sauces and baked pasta meals for sale at Farmer's Markets in the Triangle or by special order. Their recipes are based on authentic Italian methods and traditions - using the freshest ingredients prepared with masterful simplicity. http://www.melinaskitchen.com


Ninth Street Bakery
Durham, NC

Ninth Street Bakery's mission is to provide organic, healthy products to the local community. In 1981 Ninth Street Bakery opened its doors at the original 9th Street location. The family run business was built from simple ideas: buy locally and produce wholesome, organic baked goods. http://www.ninthstbakery.com/