Over the past few weeks, we've been working with local photographer Allie Weaver to help us continue to tell Feast Down East's story. Please consider checking out her work on her website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Stay tuned to our social media pages as we continue to post more photos!
Addition to the Admin Team
This fall, we started working with a handful of new farmers, including Pasture to Plate and Cape Fear Tower Gardens. Changin' Ways is also working with us again!
Pasture to Plate
, based in Richlands, NC, sells pasture-raised chickens fed with non-GMO feed sourced from another one of our farmers, Grassroots Pork Co. If you shopped with us at the Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market recently, Pasture to Plate is the grower of these whole chickens. Our wholesale customers can also purchase eggs, country style, hot, and mild breakfast sausages; and pork chops from Pasture to Plate.
Cape Fear Tower Gardens, based in Wilmington, NC, is located next to our current customer, The Green House restaurant. They grow organic produce in aeroponic vertical gardens. Our wholesale customers can purchase a wide variety of product from them including chard, kale, salad greens, and herbs.
After a break, we are working with Changin' Ways
again! Based in Holly Ridge, NC, farmer Dave Borkowski sells pastured pork, chicken, and produce and is pesticide free. Dave is from Detroit and has lived all over the world as a Marine Corps pilot. Find Dave's products on the FDE availability list and at the Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market.
He also sells at the Wilmington Farmers Market, his farm stand, and has CSA boxes for purchase.
We are proud to announce that from July to September, our Farmers Fighting Hunger sales and money to our farmers from our Farmers Fighting Hunger programing was the highest they've been this year. Take a look at some of our quarter 3 data from our Food Hub:
Farmers Fighting Hunger sales: Over $40,300
Money to farmers: Over $106,840
Thank You to TEWNC Farms!
One of our farmers, TEWNC Farms based in Rocky Point, NC, recently announced
a new change to their farm. They will be selling all of their regenerative organic produce and vegetables directly to Feast Down East, rather than at local farmers' markets.
We want to thank TEWNC Farms for their support in our mission of helping to grow the local food system in southeastern NC.
Wholesale customers - including grocers, restaurants, and other locally-sourced organizations - can sign up to receive our availability list by emailing JT, our Food Hub Manager, at email@example.com
We deliver throughout Wilmington, including downtown, midtown, Myrtle Grove, Wrightsville Beach, Ogden, and Hampstead. Customers also have the option to pick up at our food hub in Burgaw.
Additions to the Food Hub Team
We are excited to share that the Mobile Market has seen some amazing growth this year. Our market sales have increased by 160%! Thank you to everyone who has shopped with us at our weekly market sites or at any of our pop-up locations.
It was a hot summer and we truly couldn’t have gotten through the season without our amazing crew of volunteers. We appreciate everyone for giving so much of their time to ensure our markets are able to operate in the many neighborhoods we visit each week. You can sign up to volunteer at the Mobile Market below.
We have produce handler and survey/data collectors positions available. All of our volunteers receive a $10 food voucher to shop the mobile market once they complete their shift!
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What's in Season this Fall?
Root vegetables (turnips, rutabagas, beets)
Greens (kale, collards, mustard greens)
Our market sites are always open to the public and payments can be made with cash, debit/credit, and SNAP/EBT with a dollar-for-dollar match, courtesy of Fresh Bucks.
We post our weekly market schedule, along with our availability, each Monday on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You'll always know where we'll be and what we have for sale. Make sure to follow along, and we hope to see you all at the mobile market soon!
Recently, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation (Blue Cross NC Foundation) expressed an interest in supporting food as medicine programs across the state. This type of program typically provides fresh, nutrient-dense, and health-promoting foods to individuals in the form of a prescription from their healthcare provider. As an organization that previously piloted a food as medicine initiative with Novant Health, Feast Down East applied for and was awarded funding to reinvigorate the effort.
Because of this grant, we will continue to contribute towards increasing food access, decreasing food insecurity, and improving overall health in the Cape Fear Region.
Stay tuned for more information!
Additions to the Mobile Market Team
In addition to sales, the Mobile Market team has grown as well. Next time you shop with us, please make sure you give a warm welcome to Caitlyn Andrews, Mobile Market Assistant, and Susannah Spratt, Food Rx Program Manager, whose position is funded by the Food as Medicine grant.
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