So you want to find local food?
Our direct-to-consumer local food hub works with farms within a 60-mile radius to provide a sustainable marketplace where consumers have access to locally-grown foods that are prepared and delivered within hours of harvesting, offering the freshest, most nutritious produce on the market.
The promise of local food...Delivered!
The Farmer's Fresh Market serves individuals and families, as well as local restaurants and retail markets.
Registration is free- No minimum order requirements and no commitment! *
Shop based on your needs!
Your purchase can fulfill all or part of your grocery needs while supporting local food systems.
All products are grown and processed locally within 60 miles and your purchases benefit local growers substantially more than retail markets.
Learn more about each farm from the marketplace or search in the Farmers tab.
Browse seasonal local produce and wholesale values in the the Market tab.
Have a specific request?
Connect to us! You'll receive a response within 24 hours.
Get started in 4 easy steps:
1. Pick your choice of connection point from the list of local delivery locations and follow the Registration instructions.
2. Fill your cart with local food, seasonal produce, fresh meats, value-added farm goods, CSAs, and handmade crafts.
3. Purchase securely using any major credit card or PayPal.
4. Pick up your order from your local connection point on the scheduled delivery day.
*There is a $1.00 delivery and packaging deposit for every order under $50.00. If you return your box with your name tag attached you will be refunded the $1.00 deposit. Refunds are issued once 10 boxes are returned.
** Thank you for patroning local connection points and picking up your orders on delivery day before closing time. Local connection points are volunteers and their support is integral to sustaining local food systems.
So you want to SELL local food?
Down East Connect is proud to offer locally-grown food from within a 60 mile radius of Wilmington, NC.
After that, you'll need to wait for approval via email confirmation. Down East Connect will conduct interviews and screen applicants through an introductory process before being confirmed. Down East Connect's Fresh Market Guide explains the Farmer's Fresh Market system and how our direct-to-consumer food hub will help sustain competitive local food systems!
By 10:00 a.m. on schedule delivery days you are responsible for delivering individually packed and inspected items to our distribution center.
Down East Connect staff organizes and delivers your product the same day.