Alan Bundy left a job at Nortel, a high-tech industry in Raleigh, to manage a grove of pecan trees in Sampson County. His late father had planted them years before as a source of retirement income. Molinary describes how Goodness Grows in North Carolina, a program of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that promotes state agriculture and its products, assisted him. The main goal of the program to help farmers and food producers survive. The business Bundy developed with help from Goodness Grows also includes a peach orchard and a variety of packaged nuts, candies, and sauces.