"On The Farm" Winter 2020
Hi, I'm Vern, aka "The Watermelon Man"- but better known as, "The Farmer That Walks By Faith"- from Rural Hall, NC.
The Garden Spoke to Him
Rural Farm Productions
6538 Germanton Road
Rural Hall, North Carolina 27045
Produce and Treasures Grown and Found on the Farm
apples, apricots, artichokes, beets, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupes, cherries, collards, cucumbers, eggplants, eggs, figs, grapes, green beans, green onions, honey, honey dew melons, hot peppers, kale, moringa, muscadine grapes, mustard greens, nectarines, okra, peaches, pears, peas, persimmons, plums, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, summer squash, sweet corn, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, walnuts, watermelons, zucchini
*All in season produce can be purchased at the farm or the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market*
Farm- 6538 Germanton Road, Rural Hall, North Carolina 27045 (Winter hours-call 336-577-1374)
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market- 501 Yanceyville St., Greensville St., Greensboro NC, (Winter hours - Sat. 8am - 10am)
Praise Be to God, I'm a Man Walking in Faith.
My mission is to motivate, inspire and teach, adults and children, through my love for God and my love for farming.
"Teach children how to farm, and they will forever know how to feed themselves, in spite of the elements". (Vern Switzer)
HISTORY MAKING FARMER
“I got it in my heart that the two sweetest things in the world are watermelon and children."
History Making Farmer Author
"Puffy The Watermelon"
Farming with Faith
After a lifetime in the fields, farmer Vern Switzer says he finally got it right.
By Kathy Norcross Watts Feb 29, 2016
Farmer Shares Inspiration
Man turns love for watermelon into children’s book
By Allison Perkins Staff Writer May 19, 2004 Updated Jan 24, 2015
"If I had one crop in the whole world, it’d be watermelon. I’m fascinated by them,” Switzer says. “It’s like seeing the sun rise.”
“I don’t speak eloquent,” he says, throwing his pinky into the air. “I’m a farmer. I don’t need anyone to tell me how to talk.”
Switzer Family Farm | nc10percent1 - NC 10% Campaign
NPRNational Public Radio NPR
Black Farmers Rally For Discrimination Settlement
February 15, 201012:00 AM ET, Heard on Morning Edition
Rural Hall Farms | Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
www.gsofarmersmarket.org › project › rural-hall-farms
Agricultural Heritage - City of Winston-Salem
Meet Our Pastor - Mt. Moriah Outreach Center Mt Moriah Outreach
Greensboro Farmer's Market Profile: Vern Switzer, Diversified Farmer
Wilbert & Vern
The Watermelon Man on Venmo
CCD Micro-Doc: Soul Farming on June 29, 2015
CD’s editor-in-chief, Chad Nance introduces our friends & neighbors to the wit and wisdom of one of Forsyth County, North Carolina’s last African-American farmers, Vernon Switzer.