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Where to Shop, How to Learn More... Organic Produce Outlets


Look for local organic produce at the following area farmers markets: Carrboro: Sat. am, 910-376-3237; Fearrington Village: Wed. 4-7pm; Pittsboro: Thu. 4-7pm, 542-8202; Cary: Sat. am & Tue. pm 919-837-5813; Durham: Wed. pm 489-3944; Fuquay-Varina: Sat.am, 552-8744; Hillsborough: Sat. am, 732-8315; North Chatham: Tue. pm, 933-6189; Siler City: Sat. am, 742-4672; and Sanford: Sat. am, 919-837-5805.

You can find local organic produce in community groceries: Durham Food Co-op, Weaver St. Market in Carrboro and Pittsboro General Store. Local Contacts for Sustainable Agricultural Issues.

  • American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. A non-profit group that works nationwide to protect rare breeds of livestock from extinction. (919) 542-5704
  • Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. A membership association of farmers, gardeners, businesses and consumers concerned with the health of the land and the quality of its food yields. (919) 542-2402
  • Chatham County Cooperative Extension Service. One of NC State's agricultural extension agencies providing advice and practical research. (919) 542-8202
  • Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Non-profit dedicated to conserving genetic diversity, safe food, family farms. (919) 542-1396
  • Central Carolina Community College Sustainable Farming Program. A curriculum of entrepreneurial and technical skills for developing a profitable, environmentally sound, community-based small farm or agriculture-related business. (919) 542-6495

Also available is the federally-funded sustainable agriculture information service, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas. 1-800-346-9140

Summer Classes You Can Take at CCCC: After the Harvest - how to handle, store, add value and successfully market farm products. May 12 - July 28, Mon.'s 6-9 pm.
Small Livestock Production for Small Acreages. May 15 - July 31, Thu.'s 6-9 pm.
Professional Landscape Techniques. May 14 - July 30, Wed.'s 6 - 9 pm. Classes are $35 each. Register: 542-6495
At Sustenance Farm: Sat. workshops in self-sufficiency skills. Call (919) 837-5805 for schedule.


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