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“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.”

- Brenda Schoepp

Why We Love CSAs

CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture, are a valuable opportunity for fostering greater interactions between you and the farmer who grows food for you.


Shenk Family Farm in Newport again plans to offer Summer Beach Deliveries through their website -  . Produce assortment, seasonal and fresh, delivery straight to your door on a Saturday or Sunday. Order some of their impressive, beautifully raised chicken or pork products, or just a bag of farm fresh produce, and enjoy personal delivery!

Garner Farms also offers a CSA bag of fresh veggies ready for pickup at their convenient farm stand as you approach Morehead City on Rt 70 in Newport.  Contact Sherri Garner to sign up - or 252-223-5283.


The USDA recognizes “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), one type of direct marketing, consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.  This page presents information and research about CSA, historical data, access to local food directories, and more.”


Penn State University reports “.. CSA addresses the concern that the average distance that food travels from farm to consumer in the United States is approximately 1,300 miles. Another advantage of obtaining food locally is that the money stays within the local community.

CSAs began to develop on the East Coast of the United States in the mid-1980s. Today, it is estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 U.S. consumers belong to a CSA. Examples of CSAs range from smaller operations with three to twenty members to larger CSAs with hundreds of members or subscribers.”

Community Supported Agriculture 

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