The Deal family has lived and farmed the rolling hills on Saw Rd. outside China Grove, NC since 1842. Six generations have depended on the land and its resources for their means of living and have gained an inborn fondness of Mother Nature and the power of her resources. The farming activities have been diverse over the years and related directly to the times that they represented. In the early 1900’s, the farm hosted a sawmill and brick making business. Growing sweet potatoes and other vegetable crops along with the traditional farm crops of corn and wheat were the highlights during the 40’s and 50’s. Raising hogs for breeding stock and actually processing meat into sausage, salt cured country ham, and livermush put Circle “D” Farms on the map for the general public that wanted local farm raised pork during the 60’s and 70’s.
Cows are bred and calves are born and raised every year on cow-calf farms and ranches, spending time grazing on grass pastures within sight of their mothers.