Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative
Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative is entering its 9th year supporting Sandhills farmers in Lee, Moore and Cumberland counties. The Co-Op is engaged in the community, making local food accessible to Sandhills families and helping to secure a living for the next generation of farmers!
Strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes, lettuce, and more will stuff the early Sandhills Farm to Table Co-op (SF2T) produce boxes, available by subscription on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Grown by the family farmers of SF2T, a community-owned Cooperative supporting over 35 Sandhills producers, SF2T brings to your table the freshest and very best in locally harvested produce.
To bring fresh, nutritious foods to Sanford, SF2T is partnering once again with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County & Karma Boutique for public pickups of fresh produce boxes. Deliveries for SF2T’s 2018 season began April 18th & 19th. Pickups are every Wednesday/Thursday through mid-November with a two-week break at the end of August. Convenient workplace deliveries in Sanford including Central Carolina Hospital, Caterpillar & STI Polymer are available as well and you can contact SF2T directly for more information about signing up your workplace. (910)722-1623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every produce box purchased also sends positive economic ripples out into the community. In 2017, more than $200,000 went to Sandhills family farmers & artisans through SF2T’s produce & local food purchases. Sandhills family farmers & artisans are fairly paid for their produce and artisanal market products. Money is contributed directly to community schools, churches, small businesses and organizations through Gathering Sites. Here locally, North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County plans to use their contributions from SF2T to support groups such as Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers, 4-H Youth Development Programs, Lee County Extension Community Association and the Lee County Extension Advisory Committee.
Become a part of the local food movement and “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors”. Sign up today to receive fresh and local produce while supporting your Sandhills farmers and producers. Sandhills Farm to Table subscriptions are available online at the Sandhills Farm to Table website, or by calling 910-722-1623.
Bill Stone is County Extension Director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County.