So you want to BUY local food? 

Get started in 4 easy steps:

1. Pick your choice of the pick up spots from the list and follow the Registration instructions.

2. Fill your cart with local produce and hand-made products from our market!

3. Purchase securely using any major credit card or PayPal.

4. Your order will be delivered farm-fresh to
your local connection point, listed here.

* Our volunteer pick-up spots are not responsible for your delivery. Please remember to pick-up your orders by closing time.

Registration is free! No minimum order requirements and no commitment!


What's More...

The Farmer's Fresh Market serves individuals, gourmet local restaurants, and wholesale local food markets. 

Shop locally based on your needs. Research participating producers by selecting growers from the Farmers tab or or shop all of the seasonal local products available through the Market tab. You can browse categories to fulfill all of your grocery needs or use the search bar on the left hand side to search for a specific product.

Your shopping cart can be filled with products from each of our different farms, pick and choose what YOU want to order!

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.

So you want to SELL local food?

Down East Connect is pleased to work with innovative and communicative local producers within a 60 mile radius of Wilmington, NC. Contact our Farmer's Fresh Market Manager, Lea at and click HERE to register as a grower! Once you've registered, you'll need to wait for approval via email confirmation. Once confirmed you will be sent an introductory packet that explains the Farmer's Fresh Market system and how to update your farm profile, add inventory and upload pictures of your products!

When you've made a sale you'll receive an email detailing the order. A reminder comes from Down East Connect the day before delivery. By 10:00 a.m. on schedule delivery days you are responsible for delivering individual packed and labeled items to our distribution center. Down East Connect staff organizes and delivers your product to your customers' pick-up location the same day.

More questions?
Contact us or Visit our FAQ !


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