Organic and Sustainable Ingredients

Anson Mills – Columbia, SC
Grits, Rice, Oats, Peas and Grains 
“We’re fussy,” they say, “and so are our products.” You’ll be glad they’re fussy when you taste their grits & grains.

Blue Sky Farm – Wendell, NC
Produce
It all started with a guy, a cooler, an old pickup, some basil, and a patch of heirloom tomatoes. You have to taste his produce to believe it.

Chapel Hill Creamery – Chapel Hill, NC
Cheeses
A small local dairy farmstead producing award-winning fresh and aged cheese, and whey-fed pork.

East Branch Ginger – Pittsboro, NC
Sprouts, Flowers and Pea Shoots
Baby Ginger in the Washington Post? It’s true, 10/19/11. Try our politically correct ginger or pea shoots. 

Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork – Seven Springs, NC
Pork and Sausages 
Simple devotion to their family farm results in Cheshire Pork, enjoyed throughout the world.

Johnston County Hams – Smithfield, NC
Country Ham
Handcrafted techniques inspired by America’s early colonists. “Best ham in America,” many say. 

Just Bee Apiary – Chapel Hill, NC
Honey 
We love this chemical free apiary and their honey so much we sponsor our own hives, which they manage.

Latta Family Farm – Hillsborough, NC
Eggs
Delicious little protein powerhouses from a long time area farming family.

Locals Seafood – Raleigh, NC
Fish & Shellfish
Catching it yourself might be a little fresher, but not much. Seafood from North Carolina docks.

Maple View Farm – Hillsborough, NC
Butter, Milk and Cream
Famous for their Holstein cows – free from added hormones or antibiotics.

Mills Family Farm – Mooresville, NC
Strip Steak and Short Rib
Since 1935, five-star quality local beef products that are unique in flavor. 

Olli Salumeria Americana – Mechanicsville, VA
Salami
Old world, slow-cured, praised by the NY Times, and Bon Appétit. Makes you want to hop the next flight to Rome. 

Steve’s Seafood – Wilmington, NC
Fish & Shellfish
When the boats come in, Steve’s Seafood is waiting. Only the freshest will do. 

Sunburst Trout Farms – Canton, NC
Fish
An artisanal third-generation trout farm in Haywood County. Yum!

Tanglewood Farm B&B – Southern Pines, NC
Duck, Chicken
Top quality chicken and duck, tender and delicious.

The Bread Shop – Pittsboro, NC
Breads
Banana bread, loaf bread, rolls and focaccia. Calling this the Staff of Life may understate the case.

Woodfruit – Durham, NC
Mushrooms & Wild Edibles
Morels or Huitlacoche, mushrooms to soothe the palate and comfort the spirit.

 

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