From Farm to Table – Strengthening a Movement

Third generation farmer Lewis Dozier believes “it is the first responsibility of the farmer to feed the village.” Feast DownEast is a growing local effort to connect those farmers with consumers in the region. The owner of Dozier Grains and Produce, located in Brunswick County, says it is “win-win” for Southeastern North Carolina.UNCW hosts an annual conference that draws about 270 farmers, restaurant owners, school district representatives and retail vendors to discuss strategies to enhance Southeastern North Carolina’s local foods market, making it easier for farmers to sell their goods and easier for regional food vendors and consumers to buy fresh ingredients. Read More…