Summer is in full swing!

Read FDE's July updates below.


Thank you to everyone who purchased a Feast for the Fourth fundraiser box! Watch one of our customers prepare their meal box here.

If you would like to rewatch the cooking demo with Chef Ben Knight, click play on the video below! 

Our next meal box is coming this fall - follow our social media pages to get the latest updates!


Wholesale operations at the Food Hub saw great success in the first half of 2021 with product sales that sent $120,000 straight back to farmers in Southeastern NC.


Summer of 2021 has been going well for farmers. We certainly have not had perfect weather but we have had weather just good enough to see large harvests coming in. More customers than ever are placing large orders with us.


Farmers are starting to seed plan for the fall so we are currently analyzing our spring product sales in order to provide them with what items will potentially be the most popular in the fall.


The Food Hub was recently visited by the NC Dept. of Ag for a routine inspection and our facility passed with flying colors.

New Feast Down East Customers

Restaurants in Wilmington and the surrounding areas place orders with us to have local produce featured on their menu. Support local businesses and know you're supporting local farmers, too!

Kornegay Hereford Farms and Farm Store


In the upper part of Duplin County, and tucked next to the bottomlands of Goshen Swamp, Kornegay Hereford Farms has continued the 1949 heritage of producing rich foods from the land under the watchful eye of second-generation farmer Karen Scalf.


Focused on growing grass-efficient high fertility Hereford cattle that produce the highest quality, best tasting beef anywhere in the US, while providing local health and farm profitability, Kornegay Hereford Farms is all about the beef. That starts with the pasture though, and Scalf believes that grasses and the soil are the key to the production of her product. Using the cattle to improve the soil, the results are better cattle genetics, tastier beef, and a healthier community.


Since January 2021, Kornegay Hereford Farms has completely renovated an old tobacco barn on the farm to create a stunning Farm Store where consumers can pick up online orders, shop for grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, pasture poultry, country ham, fresh eggs, local produce, ‘from the farm kitchen’ baked goods, local arts and gifts, and more!


Located at 1940 Tram Road, Mt Olive, NC 28365, the Farm Store is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am until 6 pm and Saturday 9 am until 12 pm.


.Come on by. But don’t be in a hurry. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a fresh cookie or two, and enjoy our wraparound seating area where you can watch our herd, check on the chickens, or just relax. 

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The Local Motive Mobile Farmers’ Market is looking for volunteers! If you have ever wanted to get involved with Feast Down East, now is your chance.


We’re currently looking for produce handlers and survey/data collectors for August, but volunteer opportunities are available each month.


To sign up for a position, click here.

June market statistics:


-Total of 27 markets in June at 9 community partner sites

-Total of 207 customers

-56% purchased using SNAP/EBT food stamps with Fresh Bucks matching

-25 food prescription vouchers processed totaling $125


In our second quarter (April-June):

-Total of 41 markets at 14 community partner sites

-590 customers

-51% purchased using SNAP/EBT food stamps with Fresh Bucks matching

-60 food prescription vouchers processed totaling $464





Frankin Anderson!

We are so excited to have Franklin on our summer team again as our Jr. Market Manager through the Voyage Summer Jobs program!


Franklin has been assisting with markets and will additionally be assisting with recording and organizing nutrition, wellness and recipe resources. Make sure to say hi to him if you see him at market!

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Our Emerging Farmers Program is expected to pick back up in August.


Visit our website, or follow us on social media, for info on our next class.


We recently wrapped up our spring/summer CSA season which was a success moving product that farmers may not have found a home for otherwise.


Thank you to everyone who has purchased a box with us. Be on the lookout for our fall boxes!


A survey regarding the spring/summer season will be sent out soon. Please take the time to fill it out as we use the feedback to improve our fall season.

Photo credit (left to right): annacampbellmba, sonyaaaaallen



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Introducing Homegrown Grassroot Goods, a grocery store in the Cargo District focused on minimizing environmental impact and increasing community impact.


They aim to minimize waste, reduce plastic, and support local farms & producers.


Homegrown has also placed an order with Feast Down East, so expect to find produce and other value-added items from local Burgaw farmers and the surrounding areas when you visit!


Their address is 615 South 15th St., Wilmington.


Follow Homegrown on Facebook and Instagram.




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