There are many wonderful farms in our area and we encourage you to support them. At Granite Springs, we believe in giving our members an opportunity to connect with the land and the people who grow their food. We have workdays and open farm days (often with potlucks), and we encourage our members to visit and ask questions. We’re on the CFSA Open Farm tour each April. Come see us!
Serving the Community
We donate produce and labor to The Community Lunch in Pittsboro and encourage our members to make tax deductible contributions to the St.Bart’s Community Lunch CSA program which provides free CSA shares to some of the lunch guests. St.Bart’s provides a free lunch for anyone in the community to attend on Thursdays from noon to 1pm. We’re participating in a three year study with UNC, Cornell and the USDA to provide subsidized shares to families who qualify for SNAP/EBT benefits. We donate extra produce to our local food bank, CORA. Throughout the year we give tours to various school groups, clubs, civic organizations and youth groups.
Our farm hosts The Community of the Franciscan Way at Granite Springs, which is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. CFW seeks a life of prayer, work, and hospitality with the poor as envisioned by the Catholic Worker tradition of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. These aspirations dovetail nicely with the mission of Granite Springs Farm. There’s more information about that on the Community page.
OUR FARMING PRACTICES
Our produce is ALWAYS grown without the use of any synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.We believe building healthy soils for our plants will produce nutritionally dense vegetables, full of vitamins and minerals. Produce grown this way not only tastes better, but is better for you and the planet. We nurture the life in our soils by shoveling lots of compost and vermicompost onto our beds. We feed our soils special compost teas that we brew to boost the microbial life in the soil. We grow cover crops for fertility and soil conservation.