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. 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. This year, over 40% of our CSA shares are reserved for families with limited financial resources. We donate extra produce to our local food bank, CORA. We donate time to the UNC Edible Campus board helping raise awareness about sustainably produced food by assisting students with their on campus vegetable gardens. Throughout the year we give tours to various school groups, clubs, civic organizations and youth groups.
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 superior 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.