|Ashe County Cheese is Carolina's oldest cheese plant, producing quality cheese since 1930. We are located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. |
Ashe County Cheese was started in 1930 by the Kraft Corporation. Kraft helped consolidate several small community cheese plants in the area and provided the means and expertise to produce cheddar daisy wheels for distribution nationwide.
We sell over 20 varieties of original Ashe County Cheese as well as our own county butter, homemade fudge and everyone's favorite, fresh cheese curd. We also offer other fine cheeses, locally made wines and a variety of gifts, souvenirs and old fashioned snacks and candies.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 800.445.1378, 336.246.2501, email us at email@example.com, or use our online request form at www.ashecountycheese.com
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|Berry Busy Farm was started in 2006 by Beth and Dave Phillippe from scratch as a berry producing farm. They had moved from the Annapolis Maryland area and bought 12 acres in the country. Hoping to have this for retirement and keep somewhat busy it has turned into more than a full time job and retirement will have to wait. They started out with 600 blackberry and blueberry plants and a few raspberry plants and have grown to about 2000 Blackberry plants, 600 Blueberry bushes and 300 Raspberry plants with 3 varieties of Raspberries. |
Their busy time is during picking time, May thru August but the rest of the fall they are pruning, mulching and planning for the next years crop. They use no pesticides on the farm and practice organic farming. They currently have 13 hives of Honeybees that they tend which in turn pollinate all their berry plants and garden. They harvest their honey and sell it to customers when they have not sold out. They have a large greenhouse where they grow Boston Fern baskets for customers and winter tomatoes. There is nothing like a great tasting tomato at Thanksgiving and Christmas!
They are located in Norwood NC and can also be reached by phone at 704-474-9165 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cardais Gourmet is a local bakery and specialty gift foods company based in Atherton Market at South End. We specialize in everything from cheesecakes to gluten-free baked goods, granola to chutney, and offer a variety of custom gift bags and boxes for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions.|
| No image||Carl D. Pless, Jr. & Sons Farm, owned and operated by Daniel, Jacob, Joyce and Carl Pless is located on the Cabarrus-Rowan County line near Rimer. Christopher Pless obtained part of the land that they farm as a grant from King George III in 1762. They are the 7th and 8th generations of the Pless family to farm this land. They grow cattle, chickens and vegetables. They have a high tunnel for season extension vegetable production. Carl is training others to use farming techniques that can produce excellent quality food at Cabarrus County’s Small Farm Incubator. |
The Pless family uses production methods that are designed to produce nutrient dense, excellent quality, tasty food from plants grown on living soils. All of their produce is raised without the use of pesticides. Antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids are not used. Their animals are on pasture at all times.
Offerings include eggs from pastured hens and cured sweet potatoes.
| Have you ever had a freshly roasted nut? I didn't think so. That was the idea behind starting Chosen Roaster. I remember when I was a kid and my family would go into town. There was a little nut shop that roasted nuts freshly every day. The aroma made my mouth water. No one does that anymore...until now! We are a locally owned, nut roasting company located in Waxhaw, North Carolina. We hand roast shelled peanuts, cashews and almonds for a delicious, unforgettable, natural treat.|
The peanuts are super, extra large, and the cashews are jumbo size. Our nuts are roasted in a unique fashion. We use their own essential oils and roast them slightly darker than what you have seen in the past. This provides a taste unlike anything you have experienced before. We can produce them with, or without, salt.
NEW! Experience our brand new custom made trail mix! Visit one of our booths and create your own mix. Your choice of nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, pineapple, wasabi nuts, banana chips or dried cherries! We also feature Chosen Roaster's pick of the week seasonal fruit.
You can visit us at Atherton Mills in Charlotte, NC, The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market near the airport (Yorkmont), or numerous other markets. Orders can be placed via email, or phone. You can also find us at retail venues such as Whole Foods in Charlotte, Greensboro and Chapel Hill, and the Great Harvest Bread in Charlotte, NC.
For current information follow us on Facebook under Chosen Roaster.
We can also provide delivery for local orders.
Visit www.chosenroaster.com, E-mail us at email@example.com or call us at (704) 840-9220. We can tell you where we are roasting and how to order. We roast the same day we ship.
|At Cloister Honey, they are dedicated to preserving the incredible flavor and healthful benefits of natural honey. They attend to the hives, observe the behavior of the bees, follow a time-sensitive harvesting process and carefully transfer the honey from the hive to the bottle. This labor of love is entirely different from what happens with mass-produced, supermarket honey. And they’re certain you will taste the difference.|
Why do they care so much? The obvious reason is taste. Raw honey is liquid bliss. Nature has done her job so well, they want to preserve the goodness. Yet their philosophy goes beyond honey. They believe that being connected to nature keeps life grounded. By eating natural foods, growing your own fruits and vegetables or simply buying locally grown and harvested foods, we gain a better appreciation for nature. And we develop a greater ability to find joy in simple pleasures.
|Commonwealth Farms is a collaborative effort of local organic farmers managed by Jane Henderson, with its base of 1 acre located in Concord, NC. Jane has grown flowers, herbs and vegetables for sale since 2005. Her partners have included family, neighbors, friends and farmers at the Lomax small farm business incubator.|
Jane's focus is on flowers and winter produce, especially with the addition of two high tunnels (unheated greenhouses) this year. Specializing in "the uncommon," Commonwealth Farms seeks to teach and empower people to grow as much of their own food as possible, including many of our nutritious, tasty edible "weeds." Believing in the balance of nature, Jane and her partners seek to feed the soil and beneficial insect communities in order to help build stronger crops rather than use pesticides (even natural ones). Their goal is to grow--and teach others to produce--delicious, nutritious food for our bodies and flowers for our souls.
|Creekside Farms is a small family operated farm located just north of Mt. Pleasant,NC. The farm was started by the VonCannon’s for the simple reason to provide much of their own food and raise their children around a farming environment so they would grow up with a strong understanding of where food comes from. They offer naturally raised animals. Their goals are simple: to raise animals the way nature intended, and to provide their customers with a superior product both in taste and nutrition.|
For more information about Creekside visit their website at www.creeksidefarms-nc.com/index.html.
|Dukes Bread is a Charlotte-based, husband-and-wife company that started in January 2010. They specialize in quality artisan loaves that are made with simple and all-natural ingredients. What sets Dukes Bread apart from other bakeries in the area is the time that they put into bringing out the natural flavor of their bread. Dukes Bread maintain a 200-year-old starter that is incorporated into all of their dough. They age the dough for up to 24 hours prior to baking to develop a deep, delicious flavor. This also provides their bread with lactobacillus, which is a beneficial probiotic that has been proven to maintain a healthy balance within the digestive system.|
They believe that they provide their customers with a quality product that is unique to the area, and with several loaves to choose from, there is something for every flavor profile. Pair a loaf with their famous spicy tomato oil and you will have an amazing flavor combination that cannot be beat. Please visit their website at www.DukesBread.com for more information.
| No image||Food Web Farm grows delicious fresh vegetables by working in harmony with nature. This certified USDA Organic farming operation, managed by farmer Don Boekelheide, starts with healthy soil to provide crops in season, with peak flavor, quality, and nutritional value. The farm is currently located in Cabarrus County 20 minutes northeast of UNC Charlotte, at the Elma Lomax Farm Incubator. Don is well-known for his popular vegetable gardening classes for Central Piedmont Community College, and as Southeast Test Gardener for Rodales Organic Gardening magazine. A returned Peace Corps agriculture volunteer (Togo), he earned his MS in Agriculture from Cal Poly SLO, and interned in organic gardening at the Farallones Institute in Occidental, California.|
|Get ready for some morning love! Actually, we have some that you can get anytime. Our Superfood Cereal is a phenomenal concept in “anytime” cereal. Providing a powerful combination of plant-based Protein, Omegas and Fiber, our mixes not only keep you powered-up but craving more.
Our raw all natural ingredients are some of the oldest perfect foods. By combining chia and hemp seeds, along with other grains and seeds, we offer an amazingly powerful, functional, and nutritious superfood.
| No image||I am David Goforth. My wife Rene and I operate Goforth’s Garden. Goforth’s Garden is located in the edge of Cabarrus County at 10,000 Meismer Lane, Rockwell, NC. 28138. I have lived here in piedmont North Carolina for 51 of my 52 years and have gardened during most of them. My goal is for my customers to experience a garden much the same way I experience it, including the great taste of fresh fruit and vegetables. I look forward to sharing my fruits and vegetable with you and would be glad to respond to any concerns you have about the fruit and vegetables I grow for you.|
Let me address some of the typical concerns of my customers.
Some people are concerned about food safety. The 8 good agricultural practices are standard on my farm. For example, I use the same private well water I drink for irrigation and post harvest handling. There are no farm animals or manure storage on my farm. All produce is treated with the same hygienic practices you would expect with any food product establishment and better than some.
Some people are concerned about pesticide residues. On my vegetables, I don’t use any herbicides or fungicides and seldom use any insecticides. On blueberries, no pesticides are use. Peaches require pesticides but I minimize their use. For example, while the legal interval between spraying and harvest may be one day, I frequently exceed 20 days.
Some people are concerned about the potential mistreatment of farm labor. My farm is small enough that I generally do all the work myself. Occasional my wife or boys will help. Occasionally they complain, but honestly I don’t mistreat them.
|"Promising to rattle the status quo, Heist Brewery is continuing to rewrite the rulebook on craft beer and cuisine in
In addition to award-winning handcrafted beers and made from scratch sodas, Heist offers an array of artisan
breads baked fresh daily, shared plates and wood-fired specialties served up in a renovated, century-old former mill.
Heist, bold and unexpected culinary combinations are the norm, creating an innovative and appetizing dining
experience for guests."
Check out the Heist Brewery website!
|Welcome to Homeland Creamery|
Homeland Creamery is family owned and operated by the Bowmans. We are seventh generation farmers and have been raising Holstein cows on the same homestead that have operated the dairy since the 1930’s when our grandfathers’ family started selling “barnyard milk” from a half-dozen dairy cows that were milked by hand. The herd has now grown to over 200 cows and the cows are milked with automatic milking machines twice a day. The cows are our family too!
Our Christian faith, good family, and support in the community have kept us strong. We hope to pass the farm to the next generation and then the next.
We are a sustainable farm
Our Natural Approach to Farming helps You! We always use safe farming practices on our farm. That means the way we farm helps protect our cows and the environment. We use our own spring water for irrigation and when possible we recycle our manure and use it to help fertilize our fields. We practice no till soil conservation which means that we don’t till or plow the soil to eliminate weeds when we prepare our fields for sowing. This no till process helps with soil erosion and water runoff, improves wildlife habitat, and helps reduce greenhouse gases and fuel use.
Our cows are free to graze in our pastures anytime they want all year long.
No artificial growth hormones such as BST/rBGH are used on our farm.
We are your local dairy farmer so our milk doesn’t travel far & as a result is fresher!.
If a cow ever requires medication, the milk is discarded long after the recommended time to insure no antibiotics enter our milk supply.
If needed, we use environmentally friendly herbicides to help protect our crops from unwanted pests.
After all, if our cows are treated well and eat good quality hay, grass, and feed, then they are healthier, happier and produce a better quality milk. That makes us happier!
| No image||Charcuterie is everywhere around us, but most in America don't recognize it as such. Bacon, sausages, hams, pate's, and terrines are all part of this great culinary specialty. In the world of cooking, charcuterie is in a class by itself." - Keller
Hand Crafted Charcuterie using the finest ingredients and local Pork. Kobe Kreations exclusively use Creekside Farms and Beeler Farms pork. Kobe's Kreatios does all of their own smoking, drying, curing, aging, brining and more. So what you receive is hand crafted meaty goodness that takes time and patience to produce. Kobe's Kreation hope to spread the love of this art of the worlds' first methods of food preservation.|
|Lindley Mills, Inc. is an organic specialty flour mill and mix manufacturer serving bakers, processors, distributors, and restaurants.
We are located in central North Carolina at the site of the 1755 water mill built by Pennsylvania Quaker and settler Thomas Lindley.
Our milling capabilities include different granulations and extraction rates of wheats, rye, spelt, corn, and other grains. Some of the mixes produced are muffin, pizza, pretzel, breadings, etc.|
Our rich background in specialty milling and product development, backed by our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory and third party testing, enables us to provide our customers with ingredients for a competitive edge. These capabilities are our market niche and our reputation.
All of our products are organic certified by Oregon Tilth and Kosher certified by OK Labs.
Visit www.lindleymills.com to learn more about the history of the mill, the battle of Lindley's Mill and their Specialty: Certified Organic Super Sprout Flour!
|The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm is the new home office of Go Local NC Farms owned and operated by Joe & Dani Rowland & Rowland Family Farms, LLC.|
Cabarrus County and NC Cooperative Extension – Cabarrus Center have partnered in the development of the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park off Atando Road in Concord. This incubator farm works much like a business incubator. Individuals interested in starting a business as a farmer can enroll in the program which provides classroom instruction on the business of farming in Cabarrus County as well as hands–on experience on the farm. Participants in the program develop and manage their own agriculture business while receiving guidance from mentors.
The farm consists of 30.6 acres donated by Elma C. Lomax for use as a public park. It is owned and operated by Cabarrus County with teaching by NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus Center.
The program helps individuals make the leap to market farming by offering affordable access to land, shared equipment and resources including help with production, distribution, marketing, business strategies and more.
It is a Certified Organic Operation.
Lomax Farm Online!
|Kate “Lucky” Brun operates her microgreens business from her gardens in Harrisburg, NC. Microgreens are vegetables and herbs at their first stage of growth, shortly after they sprout from their tiny seeds, and just before they grow their first set of “true leaves”. Lucky Leaf practices organic farming on all of their products. Their microgreens are packed with nutrients, picked fresh and delivered the same day – a true benefit of local produce!|
Lucky Leaf’s products are grown in soil, packing these little babies with more flavor and nutrients than through hydroponics. They take great care and precision during harvest to improve the shelf life and overall quality and appearance of their products, allowing you to enjoy them to their fullest potential. For more information on Lucky Leaf Gardens, please visit their website at www.luckyleafgardens.com.
|Monk’s Groovy Beans is a Specialty Coffee Roaster located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We sell incredible coffee, roasted to perfection, but Monk's Groovy Beans believes a truly groovy coffee experience must have more substance to it. Substance that makes people better around the world and substance that keeps Mother Earth healthy. Monk's ?nds a perfect harmony between grooviness, awesome beans and doing better for the planet, one coffee cup at a time.
Founded in 2010, music teachers Bill Register and Clare Hawes desire was to provide the Charlotte area with amazing, locally roasted, organic coffee. Monk's Groovy Beans is also proud to offer nonpro?t organizations a turnkey fundraising platform to assist in their fundraising needs.
Certified Organic, Fair Trade Coffee. 1% for the Planet Member.|
| No image||Natural Spring Farms, LLC is a 90 acre farm in Cabarrus County that is owned and operated by Carolyn Davis, who also founded the GO Local NC Farms buyer's group (this site) in 2010 and operated the buyer's group until November 2012. Her farm produces eggs from free-range chickens that are raised without any form of containment, pasture raised pork, and grain finished beef. Natural Spring Farms is also a reseller for Harkey Farms grain finished beef and Countyside Organic animal feeds. |
Please feel free visit our website at www.naturalspringfarms.com or contact us at 704-796-4168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our farm or our Market Builder farmer's market software that powers www.golocalncfarms.com.
|Michelle Fehlman, the owner of Open Arms Farm, is a stay-at-home mother of five children ranging in ages from 4 to 16 years old. Michelle and her family have owned goats for about 20 years. In 2010, Michelle decided to make the goats help pay for their feed and that was the beginning of Open Arms Farm.|
Open Arms Farm makes homemade goat milk soap. Open Arms Farm has a mixture of Nubian and Boer goats but it is the Nubian goats that provide the milk used in the soap. Michelle enjoys making Open Arms Farm soap and has found that once people buy it, they generally are repeat customers. There are a variety of scents from which to choose and Michelle hopes to expand Open Arms Farm into making lotions by the end of 2011.
|Pickleville is not the best but the finest when it comes to fresh and super flavorful pickles and salsas. Using no vinegar Pickleville's tasty and nutritious Kosher style pickles use an ancient family recipe reminiscent of New York's Lower East Side.
Kosher Style Pickles
As the pickles mature the herbs and spices infuse to developing more robust flavor. These wonders of nature are perfect for sandwiches, salads, frying,or just eating plain...and they're good for you.|
|Reedy Fork Organic Farm|
At Reedy Fork Farm, we know from experience that organic feed is an important part to having healthy, happy animals. Our feed rations use the finest quality of organic grains, vitamins and minerals. As a certified organic farm, we use no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, and none of our grains are genetically modified. Quite simply, we take the best and make the best, so whether you choose our special feed blends or have us create you a custom mix, you'll know your animals are getting the very best organic feed.
Reedy Fork Organic Feed
"We believe that a good farm starts from the ground up. We work for our soils, cows, and products to be in harmony with nature."
Reedy Fork Farm is the only North Carolina organic feed source that offers bag or bulk feeds. We are a member of Organic Valley Co-op, and our feeds are developed in association with Fertrell Minerals and Redmond Salt. A certified organic farm since 2007, we use no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, and none of our grains are genetically modified.
Our beautiful 600 acre farm is located just outside of Greensboro, NC, and has been in the Teague family for five generations. George Teague and his father, Franklin, currently own the farm.
| No image||Rivendell Farms of Huntersville was established in 2000 by the Hardin Family as a sustainable agriculture farm and conservation area located near the headwaters of Gar Creek in North Mecklenburg County. For those who are not aware, Gar Creek flows through Latta Plantation into Mountain Island Lake -- the main source of drinking water for the City of Charlotte. They bought the farm as a fun place to raise their four children and help them balance the pressures of high stress careers and a typical middle class lifestyle.|
The name Rivendell comes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rivendell was a place that was located at a divide between mountains and the lowlands where many of the counsels of men, elves and hobbits took place. It was known as a place of healing and place of decision. Over the years it has become a place for our friends and neighbors to learn the benefits of growing better food and a slower/more sustainable way of life.
RR Farm was started as a part of the beginning farm program at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm in Concord, NC in 2011 by Joe and Dani Rowland. Since then the farm has grown to include their 18 acre homeplace in Gold Hill, NC, where they produce free range, all natural, hormone and antibiotic free broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs. The Rowland's also grow Certified Organic produce at the Lomax Farm and will expand the operation to their home in 2013, continuing to offer a great selection of seasonally and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables.
Please contact the farm anytime!
Joe: 704-575-4915 - email@example.com
Dani: 704-258-6274 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Farm: 704-279-4996 - email@example.com
|Simply Local has operated for about 2 years at its location at Atherton Market. We purvey local food goods from across NC by working with over 60 small producers and family farms. Our focus is on cheese and dairy products, though we also offer numerous other pantry items to compliment our dairy offerings. Our mission is twofold:|
To provide farmers and small producers the opportunity to sell their goods without having to stand at a farmers’ market themselves, enabling them to put more time into their core business and therefore, grow their business into a sustainable entity.
To provide consumers access to as much local food as possible in a way that is convenient, informative and accessible.
Online you will have access to several of our core products, come see us at Atherton Market to sample a wide variety of our cheeses and to access all of our great offerings.
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|Whispering Willow is a purveyor of natural, handcrafted soap, lip balm, laundry detergent, and related products. We use only organic oils in our products, we use minimal and recycled packaging, and we commit 10% of our profits to charity.
All of this means you can enjoy our products with peace of mind, knowing that not only are they great for you, but they are also helping to create a cleaner and healthier world for everyone.
- Julia & Wayne
|Windcrest Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm and greenhouse located in Monroe, NC and nurtured by Ray and Mary Roberts Tarlton. Windcrest supplies farmers and home gardeners with heirloom vegetable, flower, herb and fruit plants as well as growing fresh produce, herbs and fruit for families and markets. Organic soil supplements and pest management products are also available. The farm was established in 1978 and has operated commercially for nine years. |
Our Mission - "We feed the soil, that feeds the plant, that feeds you!"
Our fresh, locally grown products includes seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbal teas, baby ginger, tumeric, and fresh and dried medicinal and culinary herbs. We love to grow the unusual! Our two greenhouses, two high tunnels and two hoop houses, in addition to field-grown crops, help us provide product year-round. Our commitment to sustainable, local and certified organic food production results in nutrient-dense products while building our soil and encouraging a rich biodiversity.