Local Food Guide
Local Food Access
We aim to raise public awareness and support for the local food movement through various marketing and media promotions. The goal is to educate consumers on the importance of buying local food and supporting agriculture across Southeastern North Carolina. This is important because consumer demand is a key element in generating market outlets for the sale of local food. Some of our previous efforts have included farmers' market promotions, highlighting locally-sourcing restaurants, and general consumer education campaigns.
In order to achieve a thriving, equitable food system, it is important that all consumers have access to sources for local food. Feast Down East helps to empower consumers through our Buy Local Food Campaign, which provides information about where and how to purchase local food from a variety of sources. However, we recognize that some individuals and communities face unique barriers such as financial, geographic or educational challenges. In an effort to provide additional support to limited-resource consumers, Feast Down East offers the Local Motive Mobile Farmers Market.
Get Fresh with Your Farmer!
We are currently working on updating a map of farms in South Eastern NC. Many of them offer farm stands, tours, special events, and other activities! You will be able to connect with farms directly through links to their websites and social media. Coming Soon!
Want to add some local flavor to your special event? There are a number of catering businesses and restaurants in this area that can help. Even a few food trucks! Seasonal, fresh ingredients provide the highest quality and best flavors, which are sure to be the star of any meal.
Click for a printable list of locally-sourcing caterers and food trucks.
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