"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

(REF: https://organicfarmfood.org/view/rural-farm-productions)


*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)


“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"


Winston-Salem Monthly

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


Greensboro News

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.”


NC10Percent Campaign

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.