Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Field and Family Vol. 2 Issue 1, Spring 2015
Currently viewing results 1 - 5
Huntersville, North Carolina is home to the largest single-site greenhouse in the United States, Metrolina Greenhouses. The family-owned company began in 1972 when owners Tom and Vickie Van Wingerden moved to the Carolinas from Holland. The company uses a variety of technologies, experiments with these technologies, and does not fear failure--all characteristics the Van Wingerdens attribute to their success.
In 1799, a young boy named Conrad Reed made the first documented discovery of gold in the United States. This discovery led to pan and shaft mining in the Piedmont throughout much of the nineteenth century. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site preserves this history and allows visitors to learn about and try their hand at mining for gold.
Hendersonville, North Carolina has much to offer the adventure and cultural tourist. From mountain biking and hiking, to theater going and shopping, the town attracts tourists and repeat visitors.
The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is one of many farmers markets emerging in North Carolina. Locals enjoy buying fresh produce directly from farmers and farmers enjoy selling to the consumer rather than large corporations.
North Carolina strawberry farms make large contributions to the farming economy and provide families with a fun activity.