NC Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association


Everything under the sun - all year round!

The North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association (NCGHVGA) was started in 1972.

The Purpose of the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association is to develop and promote all phases of the greenhouse vegetables industry including research on breeding, growing and pest management, application of research pertaining to production, sanitation and marketing, and sponsor shows, sales, exhibitors and contests. Benefits of membership in the N.C. Greenhouse Vegetable.


Larry Smith, President
Mindenhill Farms
2687 Minden Road
Pleasants Garden, NC  27313
Ph: 336-674-3061

Richard Whitaker, 1st Vice President
Whitaker Farms 
2991 Providence Church Rd
Climax, NC  27233
Ph: 336-685-4888

Charles Holeman, Secretary/Treasurer
Flat River Nursery

1548 Holeman-Ashley Road
Timberlake, NC  27538
Ph: 336-364-2460

Zack Brewer, Past President
Sunny Slope Greenhouses

734 Sunny Slope Road
Bear Creek, NC 27207
Ph: 919-548-4910

Cathy Price Horton, Executive Director

P.O. Box 58220
Raleigh, NC  27658
Ph: 919-870-4999
Fax: 919-413-9544
Mobile: 919-413-9544

Board Members

Nancy BassSunburst Tomatoes
481 Bass Road
Nashville, NC 27851
Ph: 252-478-4519

Tom Elmore, Thatchmore Farm
153 Dix Creek Road #1
Leicester, NC  28748
Ph: 828-683-1180

Rudy Mullis, Corkscrew Farming
P.O. Box 1646
Sanford, NC  27331
Ph: 919-548-4426

Chris Smith, Smith Nursery
443 Sanders Road
Benson, NC  27504
Ph: 919-9801-9603

Cory Parker, C&C Farm
44 Beam Farm
Stony Point, NC  28678
Phone: 704-929-0637

Lisa Peek, Biltmore Estate Field to Table
1 North Pack Square
Asheville, NC  28801
Ph: 828-225-1430

Kenneth RuddRudd Farms
4021 Hicone Road
Greensboro, NC  27405
Ph: 336-621-1264

Advisors to the Board

Faylene Whitaker, Advisor
Whitaker Farms
2991 Providence Church Road
Climax, NC  27233
Ph: 336-685-4888

Tim Bass, Advisor
Sunburst Tomatoes
481 Bass Road
Nashville, NC  27851
Ph: 252-478-4519

Debbie Hamrick, Director, Specialty Crops
NC Farm Bureau Federation Inc.
5301 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27611-7766
Ph: 919-334-2977

Dexter Hill, Marketing Specialist
NCDA & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC   28501
Ph: 252-527-7125    Fax: 252-527-2893
Mobile: 252-933-3145

Chris Gunter, Assistant Professor 
NC State University
230 Kilgore Hall, Box 7609
Raleigh, NC  27695
Ph: 919-513-2807

Great food grown all year round!
NC Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association

P.O. Box 58220
Raleigh, NC 27658

PHONE 919-413-9544
FAX 919-882-8533