COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
CSA programs offer a unique form of cooperation between farmers and their community. The details of each CSA depends on the farm, but generally customers pay an up-front subscription fee to the farm in return for a weekly box of assorted fresh produce. Farmers use the collected fees to purchase the supplies necessary to grow the crops to fill subscriptions. CSAs are popular because they directly support growers while providing a fun way to explore the wide variety of local foods.
Our local farmers are facing uncertain times as a result of the social distancing protocols in place. When local restaurants close their doors to customers, orders from farms dwindle. Feast Down East, in its commitment to support our local farmers has developed a Farm to Fork Program or a CSA. This program will allow you to purchase a variety of local farm fresh products in one box with a weekly pick up.
All of the products sourced for the boxes are grown within a 50 mile radius of Burgaw, NC so you know you are getting the freshest food possible. Also, while COVID-19 is not likely to travel to your respiratory system from your digestive tract, the more hands that touch our food and the packaging, the higher the risk. Our boxes will have gone from the farmer to a few folks in our office boxing them up, to you. It doesn't get more direct than that!
Order a box and pickup at Seagate Baptist Church (6115 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC) on Friday between 4-6pm. Follow the cones to drive up to our box truck, provide your name, and we will load the box right into your car with minimal interaction.
If you want to pick up in Burgaw at our Food Hub (115 S. Dickerson St., Burgaw, NC), please call/text Brendon at 910-524-0128 by Wednesday of each week.
We will be filling the boxes with a different mix every week from the following farms:
- Cottle Organics – Rose Hill
- Red Beard Farms – Willard
- Black River Organic Farm – Ivanhoe
- Jackson Farm – Godwin
- Britt Farm – Mount Olive
- Sarge’s Farm – Currie
- Windmill Farm – Rocky Point
- Shelton Herb Farm – Leland
- The Wilmington Mushroom Company - Wilmington
Items you might see in our boxes this Spring as they come into season: strawberries, asparagus, kale, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, garlic leeks, sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, bok choy, arugula, mushrooms and salad mix.