Joel and Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm provide us with pork and beef as we need it while we develop local regenerative producers. Polyface is the backup farm for all things we are unable to locally source as we work hard to grow and develop new regenerative farms in NC. NC has the largest industrialized farms in the world and we are working hard to restore the small family farm food system one bite a time. This take time, but we are changing our food landscape three meals a day!
Jon Haag provides us with the freshest 1-3 day trip seafood out of Oak Island, NC every week. Jon works to support small anglers who are out on day trip boats. They are hand catching all our fish that are great for eating and not giant oversized fish that come off commercial fishing boats. Day trip fish are the freshest you can get- these boats go out on the water for the day and are back to the dock at the end of the day. Commercial fishing vessels are out on the water for up to a month at a time and do not come back to shore until their hull is full. Those fish are dipped in various preservative dips (generally some type of sulfites) to preserve them for up to a month or more until the boats return to shore. These large commercial vessels also drag nets and long lines damaging the ocean floor and disrupting ocean life killing innocent sea creatures in their wake. They also waste fish that they feel are too small to bring to market that inadvertently get caught in their nets or long line hooks. We want small young fish for eating and not GIANT FISH for selling. Our fish are young and small so they are not old toxic fish like their commercial counterparts which are dense with heavy metals such as the mercury everyone is always trying to avoid when searching for clean seafood to enjoy.
Wanda & Kenneth Hammock are raising our grassfed beef in Caswell County, NC. Their beeves are on grass all year and finished on grass. These creatures are bred to thrive on grass. They are raised on soils that are chemical free ALIVE with life giving force.
Chickcharney Farm is Dr, Julie Gauthier's family homestead in the piedmont of North Carolina. Her mission is to preserve vanishing historic varieties of poultry. Domestic ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens fit right in to small family farms of the past. She thinks they still do. They hold on to rare breeds of poultry so that future generations can enjoy them, and to demonstrate to today's homesteaders that heritage poultry are not just pretty birds; they are productive and useful in small scale, sustainable, local agriculture. Chickcharney Farm offers us heritage breed chicken, duck, turkey eggs & meat. She also offers a small amount of heritage goat meat and holiday heritage geese.
Michele and Tommy Core of Michele's Fruits provide us with NC's most flavorful heirloom fruit while in season, generally between the end of April and mid-January.
Ronnie and Stephanie Moore bring us the most amazing beyond organic chemical free seasonal vegetables, nuts and herbs year round. Their vegetables and fruits are heirloom varieties, NEVER GMO or Round-Up Ready varieties. They practice integrated pest management. It's about striking that crucial balance between protecting crops and protecting the environment by encouraging natural biological control.
Mike Faucette, his son Tyler Faucette and their family offer us organic certified mushrooms, medicinal root veggies, GMO FREE cornmeal & grits that they mill right on their farm near Greensboro.
Enjoy Certified Naturally Grown microgreens produced right here in the heart of Raleigh, NC. Sweet Peas Urban Garden is offering their "Pre-teen" Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers. Everything they offer is always grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. The team at Sweet Peas Urban Gardens believes that urban farming is fundamental to the creation of healthy, sustainable food production for our growing metropolitan society. As more folks flock to revitalized inner cities and neighborhoods, the demand for locally produced fresh food is expanding, catalyzing a re-evaluation of the potential of these traditionally non-agricultural landscapes. Moving from rural fields of row crops to dense neighborhood farms and gardens constitutes an urgent and exciting transition.
Penny Lewis of "It's a NO GRAINER" is our exceptional gluten free baker and farm Cookie. She is using regenerative ingredients in her special treats including our very own beyond organic farm fresh produce, raw honey, grain free, pasture raised duck eggs, grass raw milk and raw butter. Penny bakes with nutrient dense cassava, pureed vegetables and nut batters sourced from conscious growers. You will not believe the products you get from her farm kitchen that are free of toxic grains that are detrimental for us all.
Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee Roasters is bringing us the best tasting highest quality coffees in the world. Carrboro Coffee Roasters is a local business with a worldwide reach that is committed to community. This is seen in their dedication to building sustainable, direct relationships with coffee farmers, and sharing those relationships back home. This broad sense of community directly connects them to the crop in the same way farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants do. In the process, they are providing a better product and a better life for coffee growing farmers. Carrboro Coffees Direct Relationship Coffees are sourced with these ideals in mind, and are the result of Scott Conary's frequent visits to origin. In addition to finding the best tasting highest quality coffees in the world, they are careful to select coffee that is grown and processed humanely and sustainably, and allows the farmers the means to live decently.
Hayes Lindsay, offers us eggs & chicken! Farmer Hayes' great great grandfather Charles David Beddingfield started farming in Pine Ridge, North Carolina in the late 1800's. The next two generations continued farming, practicing methods passed down from previous generations. The farm was briefly leased out to local farmers until Hayes moved to the farm with the intentions on continuing the family farm, only this time practicing strict regenerative methods beneficial to everything involved. (Plants, animal, people, and land).
Susanne Sprague, founder and owner of SigNATURE Suds, is our very own designer of all things pure and natural to care for the largest organ of our body, our skin! SigNATURE Suds is proud to offer a variety of high-quality all natural products that are "Made Simply with the Environment in Mind". Her products are made by taking elements from nature and mixing them together to make nourishing soaps, lotions and other cleansers and moisturizers without any synthetic or petroleum based materials. We are very fortunate to have such a conscious chemist who incorporates sustainable manufacturing practices in every aspect of her work to produce the finest products for us to use. NO SOY- NO PHOSPHATES- NO GMOS-NO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS EVER