Danny Thomason

Grassy Knob Farms

Yancey County (5 acres)

Cabbage, corn, turnips, bell peppers, and broccoli.

TRACTOR’s first grower, Danny Thomason, has been farming his 5 acre farm in Yancey County for many years. Like many farmers in this area, the Thomason family started as tobacco farmers. When the tobacco industry crashed, Danny adapted, changing his specialty to produce. Danny had a chance to take a full ride to NC State, but rejected it because of his love for farming. He finds being outside and in the field much more stimulating than in a classroom. Danny likes growing cabbage the most, because it’s an easy process, whereas he likes growing beans the least because they are difficult to pick.