Fact Finder: Eating Local

March 10, 2010 

Now more than ever, we all want to eat fresh locally-grown food. Here's how to find meat, dairy, and produce sources that emphasize freshness, support local farmers, and get you out of the supermarket rut.

Farmer's Markets
The State Farmer's Market in Raleigh offers over 300 different items and is open 7 days a week.

Raleigh also offers farmer's markets at Moore Square near City Market downtown, and at North Hills.

The Durham Farmer's Market is a popular Saturday morning destination.

Chapel Hill and Carrboro have three markets to choose from!

Wake Forest Farmer's Market offers produce, baked goods, artists, and musicians.

 

CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)
What on earth is a CSA? A CSA is a community where members share in the bounty of a farm, which they support either financially or in exchange for labor. Read about CSAs from NCSU's Cooperative Extension Service.

The Cooperative Extension Service also has a good list of local CSAs.

Another list of CSAs from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

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