Elizabeth Anne Dover oral history interview, 2019 March 13
Elizabeth Anne Dover is a lifetime resident of Concord, North Carolina. Ms. Dover received a degree in medieval Spanish from Davidson College before settling on a career as a winemaker and farmer. She owns The Farm at Dover Vineyards, a produce farm and vineyard located near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. She opened her business in 2009. However, her family has farmed in the Charlotte region since the mid-1700s. Ms. Dover provides insight into the challenges and satisfaction of small-scale farming and selling produce in the Charlotte region. She discusses the physical and economic effects of Charlotte's growth on historic farmlands and describes how public perceptions of small-scale southern farming are at odds with the realities.