Joel and Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm provide us with pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, eggs and beef as we need it. We have been supporting the development of several local regenerative producers. As producers start, stall, fail or move on, Polyface is our backup. Some of these new farm families are still learning the timing of things from eggs to beeves - so if we are unable to locally source anything - Polyface helps us maintain our commitment to the eaters. Polyface farms is also made up of and is supporting several regenerative small family farms in their area.

You will have food security here in our Community Supported Farming program because of relationships like the one we have with Polyface farm. NC has the largest industrialised agricultural corporations - these are NOT FARMS - they are industrial institutions- in the world and we are working hard to restore the regenerative small family farm food system one bite a time. This take time, but we are changing our food landscape with each meal and every bite!

LOCALS SEAFOOD provides us with the freshest 1-3 day trip seafood out of several ports up and down the NC coastline every week. We are supporting several small anglers who are out on day trip boats every day, all year long. They are hand catching all our fish that are great for eating and not giant oversized fish that come off commercial fishing boats. Day trip fish are the freshest you can get. These boats go out on the water for the day and are back to the dock at the end of the day. 

Commercial fishing vessels, which are corporations and industrial institutions on the water, are out on the water for up to a month at a time and do not come back to shore until their hull is full. Those fish are dipped in various preservative dips (generally some type of sulfites) to preserve them for up to a month or more until the boats return to shore. These large commercial vessels also drag nets and long lines damaging the ocean floor and disrupting ocean life killing innocent sea creatures in their wake. 

They also waste fish that they feel are too small to bring to market that inadvertently get caught in their nets or long line hooks. We want small young fish for eating and not GIANT FISH for selling. Our fish are young and small so they are not old toxic fish like their industrial counterparts which are dense with heavy metals such as the mercury everyone is always trying to avoid when searching for clean seafood to enjoy.

Paige & Derrick Jackson own Grass Grazed Farm and are providing us with pasture raised pork, chicken eggs and chicken all year long. Located in Northern Durham, Grass Grazed Farm is the 60 acre farmstead of the Jackson family. They raise pastured livestock based on principles of regenerative agriculture on their farm and on additional leased acreage nearby. They believe in being good stewards of their land while providing eaters (and themselves) with healthy, wholesome, delicious meat. They started the farm in 2019 when Derrick was looking for a career change from the U.S Army. They started with chickens and haven't looked back since.

In 2018, Eric was fortunate to retire from the military. At this time, Eric and Cheri began Sauer Family Farm to provide their friends and neighbors with the same high quality of forage-finished food. Sauer Family Farm raises high-quality, clean forage finished beef, poultry, and pork products for a healthy regional food network. In 2023  the farm added a Jersey dairy herd to contribute to a local dairy coop and to provide access to raw milk for community members. They continue and look to expand their ability to improve the soil through pasture-based livestock operations.

Back to Basics Ranch - Our journey began in 2010 with a vaccine injury. We were young parents of two children who had just very abruptly learned that our regulatory agencies were not always reliable. As we began a deep dive into detoxifying all of our bodies, we learned that so much of our health was completely dependent on our food. However, finding clean food necessary for good health was proving much more difficult than we could have ever imagined. We found ourselves driving all over half of North Carolina trying to gather what we could. And as most of you know, once your eyes have been opened and you know the truth, you cannot close your eyes and return to ignorance. In fact, once you've experienced the joy of walking in truth, you feel compelled to share it. So, by 2017, we had purchased a 70-acre farm in Henderson, NC (never a place I thought I would land...Nineveh comes to mind...) But God is faithful and His ways are not our ways. We believe that we are here for a reason and strive to honor God by restoring our land, our animals, and ourselves because they are all deeply connected. We believe that good agriculture revitalizes, heals, and improves its three main components: plants, animals, and people; in fact, a synergy is created between the three. When one of these is neglected, the other two inevitably suffer. That is where we find ourselves today. We graze our sheep alongside our Red Devon cattle to not only help manage our pasture and reduce weeds but also as an additional layer of parasite control. Parasites from sheep and cattle cannot cross-contaminate one another. We offer, beef, lamb and milk. We also pasture hogs and chickens for their meat & eggs.

Ronnie and Stephanie Moore bring us the most amazing beyond organic chemical free seasonal vegetables, nuts and herbs year round. Their vegetables and fruits are heirloom varieties, NEVER GMO or Round-Up Ready varieties. They practice integrated pest management. It's about striking that crucial balance between protecting crops and protecting the environment by encouraging natural biological control.

Mike Faucette, his son Tyler Faucette and their family offer us organic certified mushrooms, medicinal root veggies, GMO FREE cornmeal & grits that they mill right on their farm near Greensboro.

Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee Roasters is bringing us the best tasting highest quality coffees in the world. Carrboro Coffee Roasters is a local business with a worldwide reach that is committed to community. This is seen in their dedication to building sustainable, direct relationships with coffee farmers, and sharing those relationships back home. This broad sense of community directly connects them to the crop in the same way farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants do. In the process, they are providing a better product and a better life for coffee growing farmers. Carrboro Coffees Direct Relationship Coffees are sourced with these ideals in mind, and are the result of Scott Conary's frequent visits to origin. In addition to finding the best tasting highest quality coffees in the world, they are careful to select coffee that is grown and processed humanely and sustainably, and allows the farmers the means to live decently.

Susanne Sprague, founder and owner of SigNATURE Suds, is our very own designer of all things pure and natural to care for the largest organ of our body, our skin! SigNATURE Suds is proud to offer a variety of high-quality all natural products that are "Made Simply with the Environment in Mind". Her products are made by taking elements from nature and mixing them together to make nourishing soaps, lotions and other cleansers and moisturizers without any synthetic or petroleum based materials. We are very fortunate to have such a conscious chemist who incorporates sustainable manufacturing practices in every aspect of her work to produce the finest products for us to use. NO SOY- NO PHOSPHATES- NO GMOS-NO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS EVER