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)
- 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.
- Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Non-profit
dedicated to conserving genetic diversity, safe food, family farms. (919)
- 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.
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
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.