Duke Farms’ mission is to serve as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. One of the ways we achieve this mission is by connecting and educating our visitors on local food systems. When you know where your food comes from and how farmers work the land to grow products, you can truly appreciate the connection between stewardship practices and healthy food.
Want to know a few ways that you can support local food production while visiting Duke Farms? Here are 3 simple ways:
- Support the Farm To Table Market on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. The market features mostly food grown on the Duke Farms property. Have a question about the growing methods? The farmers are present themselves at the market – and love talking to customers.
- Eat in the Duke Farms Café. The café sources locally grown produce and features organic items. Try the organic kale smoothie; it’s good and good for you.
- Try to green that thumb of yours. Duke Farms’ agroecology programs range from beekeeping to root crop basics to preserving harvests, to permaculture and more.
At Duke Farms, we support local, regenerative farming practices and the farmers that use these practices. We hope you will also support them the next time you visit.
Nora Wagner is the Director of Programs and Strategic Planning at Duke Farms.