Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems Project

Organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
New Hanover
Description:

This Golden LEAF grant will support the development of the Southeastern NC Food Systems Project. The project involves collaboration among southeastern North Carolina counties to diversify production and expand profit margins for farmers in order to retain, sustain and expand farming operations. Project strategies include implementation of institutional buying systems, establishment and promotion of direct farm-to-market sales, and regional marketing efforts. Expected outcomes include: increased sales of local farm products; sustained and expanded farm employment, profit, and ownership; and expanded local and regional markets for local farm products. The project will collaborate with other regional efforts currently underway in Columbus County and at Fort Bragg.

Contact:
Ms. Pamela B. Whitlock 601 South College Road Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 (910) 962-3167
Areas Served:
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson

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