Founded as an economic development effort, Feast Down East's primary goal is to help farms in Southeastern North Carolina prosper financially. Our food hub offers assistance to farmers, in particular those with limited resources, through a variety of services. This includes connecting farmers to educational opportunities and technical support services, whether through Feast Down East or our statewide network of partners. We also help to promote local farms and their products through marketing and consumer education efforts. Finally, Feast Down East helps to distribute farm products through the Food Hub, which provides farmers with additional income and reduces their costs of distribution.
Learn about our Emerging Farmer Program here. If you are a farmer in Southeastern North Carolina and would like to get involved in the program, please contact Zach at 910-524-0165 or send him an email.
We help to increase consumer demand for local farm products by educating the public on the importance of supporting area farm businesses. Letting people know about your farm, its history and operations, and the items you produce is an important way to raise awareness and build relationships. Feast Down East uses social media, and a variety of other communication strategies to help connect farms with consumers.