jamie Swofford

The Chef's Farmer  |  Shelby, NC

On his family’s farm in Cleveland County, Jamie Swofford – a.k.a. The Chef's Farmer – grows heirloom produce and boutique ingredients for chefs in the Piedmont and foothills of North Carolina. Before he became a farmer, Jamie spent nearly two decades as a chef throughout the Southeast and abroad. Equipped with a wealth of experience, a deep culinary understanding and a desire to preserve traditions rooted in Appalachian culture, he continues to explore food in all of its facets – from the field to special events and his own line of artisanal products under the name Old North.

Follow Jamie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for his latest updates!

For TerraVita 2017, Old North Shrub drinking vinegars will be featured at the Grand Tasting on The Green on 10/21.