Jim Stockwell

Common Ground Farm

Yancey County 

Kale, chard, lettuce, peppers, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, onion, flowers.







Jim says he grows everything from A to Z; arugula to zucchini that is. He loves to grow a wide variety of different plants and crops, all certified naturally grown (CNG). Jim has been growing with TRACTOR since we started.

Jim’s favorite thing to grow is lettuce because of the quick turnover. He does not like to grow okra because he is not fond of the taste, so why grow it? He does all labor by hand, which is one of the more difficult parts of farming to him.

Jim grew up in Maine and has farmed all his life, his mother was very into agriculture so it has always been important to him. He has been farming in Burnsville since the 80s with the help of some friends, and sometimes has WWOOFers (Worldwide opportunities on organic farms) on the farm as well. He loves to farm because of the independence, improving the land and soil while just being outside, as well as because he sees farming and growing your own food as being a self sustaining political statement.