Our Farm Partners

Raleigh City Farm is host to innovative and successful farm partners, headquartered on our 1-acre plot of land in vibrant downtown Raleigh. Get to know them below and be sure to give them a high-five when you see them at the Farm or around town.

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JAMES EDWARDS

James Edwards is Raleigh City Farm’s principal farmer. He studied culinary arts at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. After six years in New York City working as both a waiter and a cook, James came back to North Carolina to open up a restaurant called Off The Square. However, he soon found he had an insatiable urge to go deeper into the food system which led him to farming. That’s when he began helping with some infrastructure projects at Raleigh City Farm which eventually led to his current role as RCF’s Principal Farmer, where he sustainably grows diversified produce on a ⅓ of an acre plot of land here in Downtown Raleigh. His produce has been sold to area restaurants and chefs, and is now available as part of a neighborhood produce share. 

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DAVID MCCONNELL
David McConnell is the principal and head grower for Infinity Hundred Farms. He operates the hydroponic greenhouse located at RCF in addition to other sites throughout downtown Raleigh, NC totaling over 30 acres – making Infinity Hundred Farms one of the largest urban farms in the United States. David incorporates farm practices based on permaculture and biodynamics. He is currently completing a degree in social sciences and writing a book all the while juggling being a father, artist, record producer, furniture designer and last but not least, a full-time farmer.

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