For Farmers

Farmers Can Rely On Us

Your Success Is Our Goal At Feast Down East

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, particularly those with limited resources, through various services. This includes connecting farmers to educational opportunities and technical support services 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 distribute farm products through the food hub, which provides farmers with additional income and reduces their distribution costs.

Morgan Milne, Red Beard Farm

How We Support Our Farmers

At Feast Down East, our support for farmers goes beyond simply purchasing and distributing their produce. We are dedicated to enhancing the entire ecosystem of local farming, from the field to the table. Our services include:

We are proud to play a part in strengthening our region's local food system and are committed to standing alongside our farmers every step of the way.

Wholesale Opportunities

The Feast Down East Food Hub services customers such as restaurants, grocers, institutions, our Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market that operates in food insecure communities, and the Farmers Fighting Hunger program (funded by FarmSHARE and Faith & Feeding Coalition) for regional community organizations providing food access programming.

Farmer Resources

Are you a farmer and would like some more information for your operation, land management, finances, government programs and more? Then follow the link below to learn more.


"Working with Feast Down East I get into pretty much every restaurant that you can think of in the Wilmington area. I get to know the chefs, I get to know the owners, so I have a first-hand relationship with the people that buy our products."

Keith Sargeant, Farmer & Owner of Sarge's Farm

“I know that these vegetables will help a lot of low income and elderly people in this community. I appreciate all the help we can get from a program of this nature to help the most vulnerable citizens is certainly welcome in this District of Sampson County and I know others would appreciate it also. Please accept our gratitude for all you do.”

Commissioner Lethia Lee, 4th District Sampson County Commissioner, Harrellson Community Center

Support Local Agriculture

Help us empower more farmers with resources, training, and access to markets. Your contribution today supports a sustainable, equitable future for farming in our community. Donate now!

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