local food databases


The 10% Campaign does not maintain any of the databases on this page.

Explore these on-line directories to help you find North Carolina foods. Local Labels are popping up everywhere and this is only a handful of databases and resources available. If you have a proposed listing, please contact us.

National

Eat Well Guide: Lists local, sustainable and organic farms, CSAs, restaurants and retail markets in the U.S.A. and Canada.
Food Routes: Lists farms, CSAs, farmers' market and other local food sources.
Green People: Lists farms, CSAs, farmers' markets and other local food sources, including dairy.
Local Harvest: Lists farmers' markets, farms, CSAs, event listings, forum discussions, how-to guides and more.
Eat Wild: Lists pasture-based, grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry, egg and dairy products.

Statewide

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association: Farmers, farmers' markets, restaurants, grocers, manufacturers and more.
NC Choices, a Center for Environmental Farming Initiative; provides a meat product buying guide and profiles of more than 30 farmers raising pasture-based beef and pork in North Carolina.
Visit NCfoodnet.com, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems Initiative, for listings and to add a business.
NCDA & CS Fresh from North Carolina Seafood Directory.
NC Sea Grant: Provides a directory of NC fisheries, seasonality charts.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (NCDA&CS) has three statewide directories and marketing programs to support local food producers:
Look for the Got to Be NC logo when shopping at grocery stores owned by Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods, Kroger and Piggly Wiggly. If you don't see it, ask for it.
Farm Fresh: Lists pick-your-own farms, roadside farm markets, CSAs, and farmers markets throughout the state
NC Fresh Link: Lists major North Carolina growers, packers, and shippers to help larger venues find top quality fruits, vegetables, herbs, greenhouse, and organic produce.
Slow food NC: Supporting good, clean, and fair

Regional

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP): Lists tailgate markets, restaurants and bakeries, grocers, caterers, bed and breakfasts, and artisan food products in Western North Carolina.
Buy Haywood: Offers Haywood county listings of restaurants, producers & growers, grocers, and more.
Farmers' Fresh Market: An on-line market linking growers, chefs and individuals serving Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, McDowell, Gaston, Buncombe and Mecklenburg counties.
Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems Program Feast Down East: Local food, farmer and restaurant guides serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson counties.
Foothills Fresh: Local food guide serving the foothill counties of Western North Carolina: Alexander, Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties.
Growing Small Farms: Locate farms, CSAs, retail outlets and restaurants in Chatham County and beyond.
Piedmont Grown: Serving 37 Counties in North Carolina. Online local foods map and directory
Tar Heel Guide to Restaurants and Caterers Using Local Food: Includes resources for Orange, Chatham, Durham, Alamance and Wake counties.