The Farmers’ Daughter is a strawberry and mixed vegetable farm, owned and operated by Jason and Amy Douglas, in Taylorsville, NC, since 2008. In the spring of 2008, after their daughter, Lily, was born, Amy did not go back to her career in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Instead, Jason and Amy felt led (by God) to return to the family farm. Jason and Amy broke ground in March of 2008 for a challenging but successful year in building relationships, one pound of tomatoes at a time! Today, their family has grown to include both Lily, age 10, and Max, age 8. Amy works on the farm full-time and works part-time at Taylorsville Elementary School. Jason works with his father, Steve, full-time in their masonry business, Douglas Masonry, and he works on the farm pretty much full time too! They both are blessed to be full-time parents of two great kids that get to grow up right beside them!
The Farmers’ Daughter farms about 7 acres of a larger, 107-acre family farm. Our mission to provide the freshest produce that we can for our neighbors. Our stand is unique, because the majority of the produce is grown on-site; like our strawberries, seasonal mixed vegetables, and value-added products. We also sell seasonal fruits grown locally in Alexander County. We encourage our customers to buy locally grown produce for the following reasons:
- The produce is much fresher, tastes better, and more nutrient rich than other produce retail markets.
- It helps local farmers!
- It creates local jobs!
- It boosts the local economy!
We grow over 50 varieties of different vegetables. We do this to break away from the stereotypical produce that you see in the store that is “bred for shipping” and introduce you to real veggies that taste good, smell good, and look good! Our produce vine ripened and hand-picked daily at the peak of perfection.
Where to find our farm products: Our produce is sold at our NC Certified Roadside Farm Market (“The Stand”) to the general public, through our 50+member CSA program, at our Mobile Market at Evans Drug, and the Downtown Hickory Farmers’ Market (on Wednesdays in May only).