Rudd Family Farm – Four Generations

The Rudd Farm is a fourth generation family farm, which is located in Guilford County near Greensboro, NC. The farm was started as a tobacco farm by Kenneth’s grandfather in the early 1900s. From that time until 2000, tobacco and wheat were the main crops grown on the farm. In 2000, the family decided to diversify, and planted their first strawberry crop. The first harvest of strawberries (1-1/3 acres) was in May, 2001.

The family stopped growing tobacco in 2004 so they could concentrate on growing their strawberry and produce business. In 2005, the family began growing greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Kenneth’s wife, Joan, retired from public work in 2006, to become a full time farm lady. The farm’s produce stand is now open about 6 to 7 months a year during the spring, summer, and fall growing seasons.

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