Purchase a CSA Membership!

I promise you won’t regret your decision!

During my practicum, I had the opportunity to visit, speak with, and “taste test” produce from a variety of farms and farmers markets. I do not think that you could go wrong purchasing a CSA membership from any farm in the Triangle region. Growing up in Philadelphia, I never had the exposure to such wonderful farming, fresh produce, and hands-on experience. Every farm and market that I have visited since moving to Raleigh has been awesome, and the food they sell is delicious!

However, if I were to give you my own personal opinion, my two favorites are Hilltop Farms and Wild Onion Farms. Hilltop Farms has an amazing CSA from personal experience and provides fresh and tasty produce each and every week. Farmer Fred Miller and his workers are so friendly and helpful, and really make you excited about consuming local foods. In addition, Wild Onion Farms has a produce stand at the Midtown Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. To me, they have the most delicious produce available, the greatest selection, and the most affordable cost. That constitutes a winner in my opinion!

Here are 15 different farms and local businesses in the Triangle area that provide seasonal CSA boxes:

1. Farm to Form- Raleigh, NC

2. Britt Farms- Mt. Olive, NC

3. The Produce Box- Raleigh, NC

4. Rare Earth Farms- Zebulon, NC

5. Kellam-Wyatt Farm- Raleigh, NC

6. Freshtables CSA Farm- Apex, NC

7. Hilltop Farms- Willow Springs, NC

8. Five Points CSA- Raleigh, NC

9. Triple T Ranch- Fuquay Varina, NC

10. Smith’s Nursery- Benson, NC

11. Coon Rock Farms- Hillsborough, NC

12. Ben’s Produce- Clayton, NC

13. Fickle Creek Farm- Efland, NC

14. Wild Onion Farms- Middlesex, NC

15. Beausol Gardens- Pittsboro, NC

 

Search http://www.localharvest.org/, type in zip code to get a complete list of CSA programs in your region

 

If you are still undecided about which CSA membership to sign up for, or what to consider when purchasing a CSA, check out this website: www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-38.html

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