Please join us to socialize and celebrate the great accomplishments of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District
Where: The Gazebo at Oakview Historic Park, 4001 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC
When: June 6, 2013 4:00-6:30 (feel free to drop by anytime)
What: We will enjoy light snacks and have time to socialize and meet district staff, volunteers, and members
Who: Supporters, friends, and family of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District
RSVP to Leigh Ann Hammerbacher at
RSVPfriends or 919-908-0061
The Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District is one of the proud sponsors of the 2013 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.
Come out every Wednesday 10-2 for fresh local produce, meat, flowers, and more. 400 Fayetteville St. / City Plaza. Come tomorrow for a big blow out. Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Join us this Wednesday for the Pig Pickin’ Kickoff Celebration Continue reading
The 2013 Piedmont Farm Tour is happening April 27-28 from 1-5pm both days!
Come learn about the Triangle’s local and organic farm & food scene. Meet local farmers & tour their farms!
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is starting a new beginning farmer incubator
project on its Tryon Road Teaching Farm. The Incubator
Farm Program provides parcels of land for vegetable, cut flower, or herb production and sales as well as equipment and mentorship for beginning
farmers. See application link below.
Send completed application and/or any questions to Kay by Friday, April 19th.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
(o) 919.250.0043 ext.3920
Incubator Farmer Program Application Packet 2013.pdf
Irregardless Cafe owner seeks OK for Southwest Raleigh produce garden
By Colin Campbell — firstname.lastname@example.org
RALEIGH — The owners of downtown’s Irregardless Cafe will find out Monday whether they can move ahead with an organic garden in Southwest Raleigh that would feed the restaurant.
The Raleigh Board of Adjustment will review a variance request for the garden on Athens Drive during its 1 p.m. meeting. The variance would allow Arthur Gordon and his wife to run a large garden in a neighborhood and have a greenhouse and parking. If the request is denied, the Gordons say they will have to tear down the greenhouse, which is already growing seedlings. Continue reading
For a quick look, check out the picture below. The green represents 119,000 acres of Agriculture (light green) and Forest (dk green)
That’s about 37% of Wake County land!
Download the pdf to see the full map and legend.
is another local CSA
from their website: http://www.theproducebox.com/
5 great reasons to join The Produce Box now!
- Guarantee your membership spot for next season! And this will help us to work with our local farmers in understanding the amount of produce we will need beginning in April.
- By joining now, it helps us provide grants to our farmers. Your $18 enrollment helps us provide provide grants for seed, equipment and other aids for our local growers. This past year we gave over $20,000 in grants!
- You’ll receive a monthly on-line newsletter complete with news from the farms, what’s new for the upcoming season, recipes, off-season events, pre-season specials and more.
- You’ll have MEMBERS ONLY access to our brand new on-line recipe library. Coming soon…want a yummy recipe for butternut squash that you can look up in seconds? Want to share one of your own delicious recipes with fellow members? Stay tuned for our upcoming member recipe contest beginning in February!
- Why wait to join the rest of us fans of the local food movement? Don’t miss out on another season of the delicious fresh, local food your friends and neighbors have been enjoying for years! (It’s our 6th!) You’ll be connected to a community of healthy-eating folks who are supporting good-for-the-earth sustainability and our local economy.