Down East Connect is a local farm-to-table non-profit, targeting the southeast region of North Carolina. Our program is a grassroots effort to bridge the gap between urban consumers and rural producers by offering the services of an online farmers market and organizing fresh from the farm deliveries from a wide variety of local farms on an efficient one-day-per-week schedule.

Free membership is available upon registration through one of our community connection points.

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Exciting changes are happening everyday on the 24-7 online marketplace. Local farmers are utilizing high-tunnels, low-tunnels, greenhouses, and state-of-the-art efficiency to grow healthy, affordable produce all year. Enjoy the fresh flavor of local farms combined with the convenience of online-shopping while supporting the sustainable efforts local foods producers.

Shop the market for your weekly grocery needs or browse the profiles of local farms to get to "know-your-farmer". What's more? Your support directly influences the availability of locally-grown produce. By making purchases through DEC, farmers receive a valuable service and a much larger profit margin than with other retail outlets.

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Enjoy this recipe from the kitchen of Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast: Southern Summer Ratatouille using farm-fresh Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomatoes and Peppers.

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