Prodigal Farm | JennyDave Krabbe and Kathryn Spann own and run Prodigal Farm, their labor of love. Kathryn's maternal grandparents, the Hamptons, farmed tobacco for generations in this small area. Kathryn moved to wicked New York City, where she practiced law for many years and eventually met Dave standing in line to see a musician from Nashville. Not long after meeting, they decided to return to Kathryn's roots and Dave's long-time dream of farming. They purchased a farm in Rougemont, located in rural northern Durham County. The farm is bounded by Hampton Road—they have truly come home. Their farm, with its 120-year-old farmhouse, huge old oak trees, and original log tobacco barns, mule barn, corn crib, smokehouse and other outbuildings, is a constant reminder of the area's history. When they moved in, the longtime tobacco fields and even the barns were overgrown and had long been out of service. The old mule harnesses and tack hung in the barns; the wooden wagons sat under sheds. Time held its breath there. They started with a few goats to help clear away poison ivy, brambles and other vines. Miraculously, the goats turned the overgrowth into milk which Kathryn then turned into cheese—and it was good! They needed more goats...then they needed a dairy...and now they need you, to share the fruits of their farm. Cheese Varieties | Chevre, Marinated Feta, Candide, Field of Creams, Hunkadora, Dirty Girl, Rowdy Gentleman, and Blue Chevrolait.
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