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Wake Farmers Growing An Organic Industry


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Cruze discusses Wake County's only organic farmer and the Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO) program. Fred Miller, a former office equipment salesman, runs Wake County's only certified organic farm, Hilltop Farm. He and his wife own thirty acres on which they grow strawberries, potatoes, bok choy, and roma tomatoes. The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association started ECO to help new organic farmers and organic tobacco farmers grow more produce. Many organic farmers sell at food stands. ECO encourages them to focus on other areas, including natural food stores, co-ops, and restaurants.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 22 Issue 41, Oct 2005, p46-47, 49, il  (Periodical website)
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7535
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