There has never been a better time to connect with locally sourced food producers. When I started this two years ago, I had no idea how important it was but with the way things are going it’s clear that we all need food options outside of the broken food supply.

What started as a few families in my neighborhood has grown to over 500 families with an amazing variety of vetted farmers and local producers. We now have pasture grass fed/finished beef and lamb, pasture raised chicken, eggs, woodland/pasture raised pork, raw milk, local raw honey, organic elderberry syrup, produce, organic flowers, herbal remedies and sourdough! Wake Forest Local Food Collaborative is the best option for healthier food and it has opened my eyes on what wonderful options we have right in our own community!

Sign up for the Email Reminder HERE. I send it out the Wednesday before delivery and I do share if they have specials or sales going on.

It has been amazing to see so many families join with me in supporting local farms. With the impact of food prices going up, lab created meat and the growing distrust of our broken food supply, sourcing local is more important than ever. Read below to learn who your farmers are and if you’re interested in joining us with a twice monthly order, add your email to the list.

NEWS!! We now have a once a month Cary drop! If you want more information on that click HERE

Meet our farmers

Hawkfield Manor Timberlake, NC – Grassfed, Grass-Finished beef and lamb, raised with no growth hormones or antibiotics, on no-spray Mob-Grazed pastures. Jonathan and Heather are passionate about Regenerative Practices, using Silvo Pasture, Traditional pastures, Fruit tree placements, as well as Rotational Grazing with their cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry guarded by their livestock guardian dogs. Their 6 children join them in pasture management and daily livestock chores, but most importantly they are invested in Hawkfield Manor via partial cattle herd ownership. In so doing, they are discipling the next generation of regenerative ranchers to be responsible, and full of integrity..

My Meat Farm Kittrell, NC – Woodland/Pasture raised pork. They root in the ground for grubs, play in the mud and are supplemented with seasonal vegetables and non GMO grain. 100% antibiotic and hormone free as well. Yevette and Jordan’s offerings have favorites like chops and roasts but also fun brat varieties like spinach & feta! They also have incredible raw milk.

Big October Homestead Henderson, NC – Pasture raised chicken and eggs. They strive to use regenerative farming methods, environmentally friendly practices, and humane measures to produce the best chicken meat & eggs for our customers. Our chickens eat locally grown & milled non-GMO feed & fresh grass daily, which makes for healthy, highly nutritious meat and eggs for you.

Blue Ridge Pepper Patch and Produce – Louisburg, NC We focus on growing fruits, veggies and hot peppers, often heirloom varieties, using regenerative practices and no conventional herbicides or pesticides. We take steps to increase soil health as we restore the fields on our farm. Because we grow as naturally as possible, our produce sometimes doesn’t look as neat and uniform as what is in the grocery store, but it sure will taste a whole lot better! And better for you too; studies are showing that plants grown in healthy, naturally fertile soil, and freshly picked when ripe, translates to more nutrient-rich produce. We raise many types of crops, including microgreens, to have fresh produce available as year-round as possible. Some of our favorites are super hot peppers, painted serpent cucumbers, banana melons, purple sweet potatoes, and wild leafy greens.

Double Batch Elderberry Wake Forest, NC – Small batch Elderberry Syrup made with organic ingredients and local raw NC honey. Made to order.

Penny Blossoms Flower Farm – Mother/daughter duo flower farm in Macon, NC. Chemical free flowers using regenerative farming methods. They will be offering seasonal regular and mini bouquets!

Many Hands Farm – Small family farm in Louisburg, NC offering freshly milled whole wheat bread, granola, sourdough artisan bread, and sourdough sandwich bread.

The Happy Homestead Apothecary, Wake Forest, NC – All natural herbal soap, skincare and healing remedies. Amanda has been making all natural body care products and herbal remedies for her family and friends for years. She is passionate about herbalism and harnessing the power of plants to heal our bodies. All soaps and skincare are handmade in small batches to protect the integrity of the herbs and are made free of palm oil, preservatives, artificial colorants/scents (only all natural essential oils are used) and toxic chemicals. She uses ingredients and herbs that are pure, organically grown and harvested at their peak for maximum benefit (most of which she grows herself on their family homestead). Be sure to check her site regularly, as she plans to add new products monthly.

Fowl Play Poultry Farm – Henderson, NC – Pasture raised chicken, eggs and raw honey. Farmers John and Victor use chicken tractors to move their chickens to fresh grass daily. Pasture raised chickens are also fed locally sourced Non GMO feed, are antibiotic and hormone free. Happy healthy birds make for nutritious meat.

Y’Mijer’s Honey -Ridgeway, NC
For over 20 years, John E. Alston has been a Bee Keeper and the owner of Y’Mijer’s Honey, He
has in harvest over 20 hives and they produce an average of 800lbs. of honey. He specializes in
making pure local raw honey. The majority of the honey comes from the tulip poplar, black
berry, clover and holly trees.


How Does This Work?

There is no required order amount or quantity however we want these amazing farmers to be able to rely on our families orders so I ask that you commit to placing an order at least monthly.

It took me about 8 months to completely phase out grocery store meat/dairy/eggs so take your time if you are making this transition for your family. You will pay more than what you pay at the grocery store however the quality is unmatched and the peace of mind that you have knowing that no matter what the food system is doing, your family will be provided for makes it worth it! We all remember the feeling of empty store shelves a few years ago. That is what urged me to do this!

The Wednesday before each order is due, I will send an email reminder. I will also include any specials, new products or sales. I will also send each link or way to order. You will have all the details you need! You don’t need to be on the email list. You can just add a reminder to your calendar however seeing the specials or any new offerings can be helpful.

  1. You will order directly from each farmer.
  2. Payment is made directly to the farmer.
  3. Pickup is the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month in Wake Forest from 4-5pm at Vitality chiropractic & Family Wellness. NOTE: you can absolutely arrange to pick up your order from each farmer if you choose.

This has been such a blessing because now you can pickup at one location and get all your needs met. And you have the opportunity to talk with the amazing farmers that grew your food! You will not find fresher food unless you grew it yourself. When you buy meat from the grocery store you have no idea where it was raised, what drugs it was given or how they were treated. Buying local and is better for your health and it’s better for the earth since this meat is grown within an hour from where you live.

Sign up for the Email Reminder HERE. I send it out the Wednesday before delivery and I do share if they have specials or sales going on.

NEW MONTHLY CARY LOCATION DROP!

If you prefer a drop in Cary please sign up for that email reminder. It will take place once a month. If you want to be on the email list please click HERE

Join this amazing food revolution! Feel free to forward this to anyone in the local area who is interested in locally sourcing food.