Carolina Journal: DOT Bridge-Widening Project Threatens Iconic Farm Alternate routes being considered after public outcry

NCDOT Bridge-Widening Project Threatens Iconic Farm Alternate routes being considered after public outcry By: Sara Burrows Apr. 10th, 2013 VALLE CRUCIS — A picturesque farm in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains featured by The New York Times as a model for local, sustainable agriculture soon may have a road — and three bridges — paved… Read More Carolina Journal: DOT Bridge-Widening Project Threatens Iconic Farm Alternate routes being considered after public outcry

Feb. 27, 2013–NC DOT Delays Bridge Expansion at Maverick Farms, But Keeps Pressure On

NC DOT Delays Bridge Expansion at Maverick Farms, But Keeps Pressure On State highway department delays but reiterates plan to pave two farm fields of Valle Crucis-based Maverick Farms to make way for bridges Contact: Hillary Wilson, executive director, Maverick Farms, hillary@maverickfarms.com, 828 963 4656 VALLE CRUCIS, NC, Feb. 27, 2013 — In a Feb.… Read More Feb. 27, 2013–NC DOT Delays Bridge Expansion at Maverick Farms, But Keeps Pressure On

Maverick Farms and DOT threats – February 26, 2013

update 2/26/2013 Dear friends of Maverick Farms, On Monday afternoon (2/25/13), we had our first face to-face meeting with with the NC Dept of Transportation (DOT). Two officials, Mike Pettyjohn (North Wilkesboro) and Ivan Dishman (Boone) visited the farm. Maverick Farms executive director Hillary Wilson, her partner, farmer Worth Kimmel, and, co-landowner Bill Wilson, attended… Read More Maverick Farms and DOT threats – February 26, 2013

2013 – MoveOn Petition to Save Maverick Farms from DOT Destruction, over 1500 signatures

Maverick Farms stands to loose substantial portions of its productive ground from a proposed NCDOT project to REROUTE an existing dead-end road through our farm fields to build new culvert bridges. Please let the NC DOT know that you stand for family farms everywhere — they are vital community resources — and that Maverick Farms’… Read More 2013 – MoveOn Petition to Save Maverick Farms from DOT Destruction, over 1500 signatures

February 6, 2013 — Innovative Watauga County Farm Under Threat from Imminent NC DOT Bridge Expansions

State highway department intends to pave two farm fields of Valle Crucis-based Maverick Farms to make way for bridges VALLE CRUCIS, NC, Feb. 6, 2013 — Maverick Farms, a long-time leader in the effort to create a just and accessible local food system in Watauga County, is under imminent threat from North Carolina Department of… Read More February 6, 2013 — Innovative Watauga County Farm Under Threat from Imminent NC DOT Bridge Expansions