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Dawnbreaker Farms located near Hillsborough, NC, owned and operated by Ben Grimes and his family, is producing pasture-raised, non-GMO chickens and ducks, forest-raised pigs, Thanksgiving turkeys and grass-fed lambs. They follow beyond organic and sustainable (regenerative) standards using no chemicals, antibiotics or GMO’s because they believe that happy and healthy animals raised sustainably can heal the planet and keep our family, friends and community happy and healthy. Their meats are so tasteful, you probably never taste meats like theirs.
The best part, Ben is delivering to Durham and Raleigh! It is very convenient to have awesome local grass-fed meats delivered nearby your home. Contact me and I will give you a discount code to apply on your first online order...
Madden's Seafood is operated by Scott “Jobo” Madden. He grew up in North Raleigh and graduated from Millbrook High School. Then he operated a successful seafood restaurant in Surf City for many years. When he moved back to the Raleigh area, he decided to "bring the freshest seafood to the neighborhood" by getting each week the freshest catch of the day from Surf City and then deliver it back to North Raleigh. His seafood selection changes each week based on season and availability, with most of them being local from North Carolina. His seafood is always so fresh and tasty that he is right when saying "Let us Bring the Beach to You!". Go meet him in front of the Lafayette Village every week, see his website for more details.
Double T Farm located near Garner, NC, is an organically and sustainably run farm, owned and operated by Tom Kumpf and Theresa Ryan. They grow a wide range of vegetables and fruits. Their goal is to teach the community that local, organic produce is a viable alternative to suburban sprawl, leading to healthier people and communities. Their produce are awesome, I signed up for the CSA and don't regret it at all!.
What is really great is that Tom has convenient pick-up options in Raleigh and Gardner. Real fresh local organic produce delivered nearby, pretty amazing, right?
Sign up for the CSA and tell him that Ludy recommended them: https://double-t-farm.com/pages/csa-information
Southern Craft Butchers is butcher shop located in the Lafayette Village, North Raleigh. Mark Hansen, the head butcher and owner was born and raised in Raleigh and he was born with a passion for cooking and food. He is a trained craft butcher from the Fleishers Butchery Training program in New York, graduated in 2014. Mark has been dedicated to opening a butcher shop in his hometown of Raleigh. It is now reality, his shop opened in 2018. The meats are all pastured-raised and locally produced in NC. He has a selection of beef, pork and chicken meats, eggs, prepared bone broth and other produces from local producers. He is always of good advice and can also provide personalized preparation for those of us following a specific diet.
Not living near North Raleigh? Here are other resources to help you find local great produces:
Local Harvest: connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it. Their directory lists over 30,000 family farms, CSA and farmers markets, along with restaurants and grocery stores that feature local food.
North Carolina Farm Fresh: is a directory of pick-your-own farms, roadside farm markets, and farmers markets throughout North Carolina. It is designed to help the consumer, find the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, ornamental plants, flowers, and herbs.
Thrive market* is an online market to order healthy foods and organic products at wholesale price (25-50% off retail price) delivered to your door.
Annual membership is $59.99 with a free 30 days trial. It really worths it.
Try them now and get 25% off your first order by following my personal link: http://thrv.me/HealthywithLudy.
Stay healthy means also use healthy chemical-free products for cleaning, washing, make-up, shampoo, soaps, etc. The Environmental Working Group is doing a great job listing the products safe for use/eat and providing top advice and guides to make conscious choices everyday.
Discover them on their website: https://www.ewg.org/.
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