May 21, 2012

From Davie County Farms to Your Supper Table ~ Community Supported Agriculture

Enjoy garden fresh produce all season long!  Davie County is home to two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.  These CSA farms directly link local residents and nearby farmers, eliminating “the middleman” and increasing the benefits to both the farmer and the consumer. In a CSA program, a farmer grows food for a group of local residents (called “shareholders” or “subscribers”) who commit at the beginning of each year to purchase part of that farm’s crop. The shareholders thus directly support a local farm and receive a low-cost weekly supply of fresh, high-quality produce. The farmers receive an initial cash investment […]
May 16, 2012

BesTreads ~ Another Manufacturer Selects Davie County, North Carolina

BesTreads, the commercial tire retread business owned and operated by Harry and Debbie Price, has moved from Winston-Salem to 279 Bethel Church Road in Mocksville.  The new Davie County location has provided room for expansion and has helped make the operation more efficient. Mocksville and Davie County ~ Good for Business According to owner Debbie Price who directs the day to day operation, “Mocksville and Davie County have been good for our business in many respects.  The permit and inspections processes in Mocksville and Davie County add value by helping to ensure employee and environmental safety while helping us reduce […]
May 15, 2012

Davie Farm Service “Heritage Farmer’s Market” from 2 – 6 PM in Mocksville Today!

The Heritage Farmers Market in downtown Mocksville will be open today from 2 – 6 PM and will continue weekly each Tuesday afternoon through November. Sponsored by Davie Farm Service and Southern States, the Farmer’s Market is located outside the Davie Farm Service Southern States store located at the corner of North Salisbury and Avon Streets in Mocksville. Farmer’s Are Invited to Participate The market is open to farmers in Davie County (at no charge) and allows no reselling of produce or other products.  Local producers of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, plants, and traditional farm crafts are […]
May 9, 2012

Taste Award Winning Wines From Three Davie County Vineyards

Davie County is home to three wonderful vineyards with a variety of award winning wines available to suit any taste.  Spring and summer are a great time to experience the scenic beauty, enjoy tastings and take part in a variety of scheduled events.  Event schedules for each vineyard are available on the vineyard web sites.  A map of locations with driving directions are also included below. RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 998-3100 Monday-Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM The first vines for RayLen Vineyards & Winery were planted in 1999 when Joe and Joyce Neely purchased the […]
May 4, 2012

Don’t Miss It – Cow Pie Bingo & Silent Auction at the Daniel Boone Family Festival This Saturday!

Cow Pie Bingo is Back ~ $300 Grand Prize! Cow Pie Bingo is back again this year.  The Davie County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Davie High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) once again to bring Cow Pie Bingo to the festival.  Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Chamber office or from members of the FFA.  Any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the event by FFA members and at the Silent Auction Tent.   Grand Prize is $300 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Davie High FFA. […]
May 2, 2012

Peachtree Farmer’s Market Opening in Bermuda Run This Friday

The Peachtree Farmers Market will open on Friday, May 4, 4-8pm and continue weekly on Friday evenings through November.  An official grand opening is planned for Friday, June 1. The market is located at 111 Peachtree Lane, on the corner of Peachtree Lane and NC Highway 801 in Bermuda Run (behind the Wells Fargo Bank Building). Farmer’s Are Invited to Participate The market is open to farmers that reside within 50 miles of Mocksville and allows no reselling of produce or other products.  Local producers of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, plants, and traditional farm crafts are invited […]
April 25, 2012

Daniel Boone Family Festival ~ Historic Downtown Mocksville on Saturday, May 5th

On Saturday, May 5th, 2012 the town of Mocksville will host the annual Daniel Boone Family Festival all day until 6 PM.  With Fort Dobbs Re-enactors, historical tours and kids areas, it is a day of history, shopping, downtown crafters & local merchants, and plenty of entertainment for the entire family. All Day Entertainment at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater These are free concerts ~ Bring a chair for these events. 10:00 – 4:00 PM ~ Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction 12:30 – 1:45 pm ~ The Flying Saucers ~ Rockabilly and Oldies 2:00 – 3:15 pm ~The Folsom Prison Gang […]
April 24, 2012

Video ~ Manufacturing in North Carolina ~ Ashley Furniture Investing $80 million, Creating 550 New Jobs in Davie County

High Point Furniture Market Showcases Major Announcement Ashley Furniture, the world’s largest home furnishings manufacturer, has been part of the High Point Furniture market for more than 40 years.  The eve of the 2012 Spring Furniture Market on Friday, April 20th was an appropriate time and place for announcing Ashley’s $80 million investment in Davie County, North Carolina creating at least 550 new furniture manufacturing and distribution jobs. Projected ~ 3.2 Million Square Feet on 640 Acres ~ 1100 Jobs On behalf of North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, North Carolina Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dale Carroll opened the High Point […]
April 20, 2012

Ashley Furniture to Create 550 Jobs in Davie County, North Carolina

Governor Bev Perdue announced today that Ashley Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of home furnishings, will locate a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davie County.  Ashley Furniture expects to create 550 new jobs over the next five years and invest $80 million in land, buildings, machinery and equipment. The announcement was made possible in part by a state Job Development Investment Grant and a One North Carolina Fund award. “North Carolina continues to attract manufacturers that are drawn to our top-ranked business climate and highly-skilled workers,” said Gov. Perdue.  “These companies choose North Carolina because of our past investments […]