Where’s it from?
The local produce in our Local Shares & Bundles is organically grown from Brothers Farm (La Grange), Coastal Plains (Ayden), Bailey Farms (Greenville), Cultivate Greenville (Community Garden provider), Earth Friend Farms (Greenville), Nature’s Touch (La Grange), Jones Farm (Snow Hill), and from varying farms around the Raleigh area such as Cottle Organics, Uncle Henry’s Organics, Spade and Clover, Triple J Farms, Timberwood Organics, and Sunburst Tomatoes. There are a few short-season seasonal items, like organic Strawberries that come from Volmer Farm in Bunn, NC, and organic figs that come from Brothers (La Grange) and Gates-Dale Farm in Farmville. (Scroll to see the Spring/summer list!)
Meats and eggs are locally pasture-raised from birth to processing from Nooherooka Natural (Snow Hill), Nature’s Touch Farm (La Grange), and Harris Farm (Tarboro). Both Nooherooka and Nature’s Touch pasture-raise their beef, pork, and chicken, so their animals stay in their natural environment, eating their natural diet, and both farms do not use any antibiotics or hormones. Nature’s Touch offers additional benefits of supplementing with organic, non-GMO feed to all of their animals, as well as having 100% grass-fed beef available. (Scroll to see a list!)
Our Real Food Shares contain a mix of organic local and non-local produce, obtained from organic distributors such as Freshpoint, Albert’s Organics, Greenville Produce, and Azure Standard. Our seasonal local items, and items that we order in bulk that cannot be obtained locally, some of these are also offered as “Add-ons”.
Local Marketplace Online
PLUS each week you can order from our Local Marketplace (Deadline Tue 5pm) other organic produce, and such local items as nut butters, creamery milk, cheese, eggs, honey and more, then pick up the same day you do your CSA or Real Food Share or Bundle! (certain items may take up to 2 weeks)
When and where can I pick up?
Pick-up days are Fri, 12-6, Sat, 10-1 (Gingerbread House, 805 Evans), starting Fri, April 28!
Thursdays 4-6 at Trollingwood Brewery are available at request (by Tues 5pm) if there’s a week you can’t make it on Fri or Sat.
Spring Run offers delivery to 2 or more Shares or Bundles to a business address OR to one neighborhood address ($25/6 week share for each address, no matter how many are delivered). So, you can choose to have your box delivered if you can find at least one friend to join you. We will deliver your Box, Add-on items, or any other items ordered that week from our Local Marketplace, to your office or to a single address in your neighborhood! Delivery area is limited to the Greenville/Winterville area only. You must include in your notes at checkout if you wish to have delivery, plus your day of preference (Fri, 2-4pm or Sat, 10am-12pm).
We recommend telling your co-workers or your neighbors about our Shares, then forming a group and either have your boxes delivered to the office or to one address in your neighborhood – that way you can split the delivery fee, plus help us cut down on delivery time, AND help us to use less gas for deliveries!
Start a Buying Club in your neighborhood or workplace!!
Reach 5 or more boxes to one delivery point, and you’ve started your own Buying Club! Free delivery and additional discounts are available to Buying Clubs, so contact us for more details! (Stay tuned for more info about how we will help you form Buying Clubs and hold Neighborhood Block Parties!)
And that’s a wrap 🙂
So, that about covers it…let’s get moving supporting our farms and the health of our bodies with DELICIOUS LOCAL ORGANICALLY GROWN & PASTURE-RAISED foods!!! 🙂
ORGANIC PRODUCE you’ll see in your 2017 Spring/Summer Share:
LOCAL: Broccoli, Broccolini, Bok Choy, Squash, Zuchinni, Eggplant, Rainbow Chard, Cucumber, Carrots, Heirloom Tomatoes, Shitake Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Corn, Watermelon, Canteloupe, Blueberries, Strawberries, Figs, Peaches, Komatsuna, Mustard, Lettuces (Butterhead, Romaine, Summer Crisp, Lola Rosa, Greenleaf, Redleaf), Kale (Curly, “Dino”, Red Russian), Collards, Sweet Potatoes, Scallions, Arugula, Spinach, Red Beets, Garden Peas, Snow Peas, New Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Microgreens….
NON-LOCAL: Apples, Pears, Nectarines, Peaches, Bananas, Blueberries, Strawberries, Red Grapefruit, Naval Oranges, Tumeric, Ginger, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Shallots, Russet Potatoes, Lemons, Limes, Red/Green Peppers, Red/Yellow Onions, Tomatoes….
We will be adding to these lists the closer we get to April 28, so check back!!
Cuts of meats you’ll see in your 2017 Meat Share:
Ribs, including Short and Beef Back
Steaks, including Flat Irons, Cube, Chuckeye, Sirloin, London Broil
Roasts, including Chuck, Shoulder, Rump, Bottom Round, Eye of the Round
Pre-cooked meats, including “Nookdogs” (all beef), Sliced Meats (pastrami, corned and roast beef)
Ground (bulk), Mild & Hot (bulk, link) Sweet & Hot Italian (link); Sauerbraten; Chorizo
St. Loius Ribs
“Nookwurst” (pork & beef)
Andouille (pork & beef)
Pre-cooked meats, including “Nookdogs” (beef & pork), Sliced Meats (Ham)
~We do not guarantee that ALL produce items listed will be in your box during your subscription period. The local list is what our farms have planted for the season, and a small number will not reach harvest, due to weather conditions or pests. Keep in mind that our Shares are designed to distribute what local farms bring to harvest, and part of the reason for the Share is that you, the subscriber, are helping them to sell that produce in an efficient manner with little to no waste, bringing the best rewards to organic small local farms for their hard work and dedication to growing organic local food!
~B/C of the nature of Share subscriptions and the fact that we offer 6 weeks (rather than the usual 12-16 weeks), we do not give refunds for Shares – these are a commitment to your local farm, that says: we support your efforts and appreciate the extra work of growing organic and the amazing nutrient packed foods that burst with flavor unlike any we’ve ever tasted!
~There are many misconceptions about what local organic produce should be like, and, though we encourage feedback to make improvements, please keep in mind that local organic produce simply does not typically look as”pretty”, nor is it as squeaky clean, as grocery store produce. With that in mind, we do strive to make our buyers happy, and and so instead work with you in replacing any produce that you are not happy with, as with any fresh product, there will be times that it may not be up to par. And please be sure and tell us at checkout which produce items you wish to NOT get in your box out of the list provided!
~If you know you will miss weeks (out of town, etc) when signing up, we’d be happy to pro-rate your Share at the start of your subscription. If you have an unexpected absence after you’ve started and will not be able to pick up a box one week, we ask that you have a friend pick it up…what better way to introduce them to the amazing taste of our local farms!