Michael Rayburn

Credit: Jack Sorokin

Owner/operator of Rayburn Farms

Maker: Other Maker

Michael Rayburn has always had a passion for growing things. He carried this love through college at N.C.A.&T.S.U. with a B.S. in Horticulture. After working for the U.S.D.A. for a number of years he and his wife Lauren decided to take a chance and start a farm. Not one to do what everyone else is doing we decided to market our selves to breweries, ice creamerys and everyone else who wasn't on the radar of most farms. We found a real need for unique ingredients and we love that we've found clients that were willing to have fun


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