Meet The 2016 Board of Directors Candidates!

We are so excited for you to meet the 2016 Board of Directors candidates! These ten Co-op Owners have decided to throw their hats into the ring, hoping to earn enough votes to take one of the four seats available on the Board this year. Please click on each candidate’s name to read a little bit […]

We Love Local: Black River Organic Farm

 As a co-op, supporting local farmers and producers is intrinsically linked to our principle of concern for the community. Local farms are at the core of our produce department. With over 30 local vegetables and fruit varying seasonally, we champion the farmers of the greater Cape Fear region. We believe in knowing where your food comes […]

I May Look Weird, But I’m Delicious: A Celeriac Story

From time to time, we get some weird looking produce on our shelves (remember burdock root?) Today, itΓ•s celeriac. Referred to by some as celery root, this knobby, globular vegetable is a bit of a wallflower, getting passed over next to the turnips, rutabega, and other spherical roots in the produce bins, but it has a fresh, bright, […]

10 Reasons To Support Fair Trade

This Saturday, May 14th, is World Fair Trade Day, bringing awareness to the movement of farmers, farm workers, businesses and consumers working to create justice in our global supply chain. When we support fair trade products, we are acting as conscious consumers armed with informed purchasing power. We are creating positive change and promoting economic justice. 

Rhubarb: More Than Just Strawberry’s Sidekick

The fleeting spring season is here! Time to bask in the beautiful, mild weather before the heatwaves of summer descend upon us. Here in North Carolina, even though we enjoy a year-round growing season, some of the most anticipated fruits and vegetables are available only in the spring and summer seasons, and for a brief window of time. […]