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Farm to table dinner

“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.” 

- Henry David Thoreau

Our History

Carteret Local Food Network was established as a community-driven initiative in 2008 and became a registered 501(c)3 organization in 2016. Our goal is to address food inequality, food security, environmental impact, health, education, and economic development in Carteret County, North Carolina, by promoting a local food system that supports the local economy, builds community, fosters a healthy environment, and produces nutritious and delicious food. We are committed to fulfilling our mission to strengthen the relationship between Carteret farmers and Carteret consumers by:

  • Hosting farm-to-table dinners at local farms, giving community members the opportunity to meet the farmers and gain an understanding of the hard work that goes into growing local produce.

  • Providing food demonstrations and tastings at local farmers' markets to increase awareness of local seasonal produce and encourage people to try new foods.

  • Collaborating with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop and implement the Visit NC Farms mobile app, which helps locals and tourists find farms, farmers' markets, and agritourism-related activities near them.

  • Assisting farmers in reaching additional demographics by helping them design transport  for and sales of their produce at other local farmers' markets on Saturdays.

We are sorry to report that our big red bus has been parked. Only two short years after inception, it proved more ambitious than we could handle.  Waiting for another intrepid entrepreneur to have a light bulb moment ....


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