Sustainable Farms

Subject: Take Action: Make Your Holiday Season Sustainable

A lot of folks in North Carolina produce meat. The state ranks second nationally in pork production and is among the nation’s leaders in poultry production. But the way meat is produced makes a big difference. Corporate-controlled industrial animal operations are one of the leading contributors to water pollution across North Carolina. But there are farmers throughout the Tar Heel state striving to provide high-quality food without harming their local communities. And they deserve our thanks and our business. This holiday season,  show your appreciation for environmentally conscious farmers who raise meat sustainably and humanely using traditional techniques. Please choose to make your holiday meal even more special by purchasing from true family farms and pledging to buy sustainably raised meat this holiday season. And when you make your purchase, be sure to thank the farmer for taking steps to protect our environment!

Waterkeepers across North Carolina have compiled a list of farms in their watersheds that feed us without threatening our rivers, lakes, and streams. The inventory at these farms varies, but they all have one thing in common: they’re trying to do things the right way. If you’re looking to buy a bird for your Thanksgiving feast, we encourage you to buy from one of the farms listed below (we recommend calling to reserve your bird now). And if you aren’t able to buy directly from a farmer, be sure to look for their products at farmers markets and grocery stores in your neighborhood, as many supply to local distributors.   *Don't see a sustainable farm in your community on this list? Please let us know!

Cape Fear Watershed Grass Roots Pork Company 1258 Cedar Fork Rd. Beulaville, NC 28518 (919) 618-8110 Email:   

Patch Farmstead Bolton, NC

Humble Roots Farm 1247 Scotts Hill Loop Rd. Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 538-3728 Email:

Changin’ Ways Hampstead, NC

SF Farms Clarkton, NC

Old River Farms Burgaw, NC AJ Family Farm 161 N. White Lake Ave Garland, NC 28441 (910) 529-1938 Email: Also, search for these farms on Facebook and/or Instagram:

Lizzy Lou’s Family Farm (Curry, NC);

Red Beards Farm (Castle Hayne, NC);

Creeks Edge Farm;

Beartrack Farm (Turkey, NC);

Growing Tall Acres; and NC Natural Hog Growers Association (Duplin Co.)

Catawba Watershed Carolina Farm Trust 9028 Oakhurst Blvd Cornelius, NC 28031 (704) 264-6088

Foothills Pilot Plant 135 Ag Service Dr. Marion, NC 28752 (828) 803-2717

All Natural Farms Charlotte Regional Farms Market 1801 Yorkmont Rd., Bldg B Charlotte, NC 28217

Bluebird Farm Bluebird Farm Rd. Morganton, NC 28655 (828) 584-7359 French Broad &

Broad Watersheds Buffalo Ridge 4775 Revere Rd. Marshall, NC 28753 (828) 656-2161

Cold Mountain Angus Beef 342 Indian Hills Loop Waynesville, NC 28786 (928) 734-4099

Farm House Beef 978 Piney Grove Rd. Marshall, NC 29753 (770) 856-9694

Frog Holler Organiks 10 Gardening Frog Trail Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 356-7652

Franny’s Farm 22 Franny’s Farm Rd. Leicester, NC 28748 (828) 544-1823

Gaining Ground Farm 298 Sluder Branch Rd. Leicester, NC 28748 (828) 545-2362

Happy Hens & Highlands Farm Burnsville, NC

Hickory Nut Gap Farm 57 Sugar Hollow Rd. Fairview, NC 28730 (828) 628-1027

Hominy Valley Farms 76 Hominy Valley Dr. Candler, NC

Mountain Valley Brand Beef Brevard, NC (828) 776-3225 Email:

Warren Wilson College Farm 701 Warren Wilson Rd. Swannanoa, NC 28778 (828) 298-1440

Haw Watershed Rocky Run Farm 6519 Hebron Church Rd. Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 523-7674

Cane Creek Farm 1122 Ossabaw Way Saxapahaw, NC 27253

Reverence Farms 1568 Haw Brand Rd. Saxapahaw, NC 27253 (336) 310-9713

Braeburn Farms 1203 Longest Acres Rd. Snow Camp, NC 27349 Piemonte Farm 1617

Brookhaven Mill Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406 (336) 584-5952

Twin Oaks Farm 193 Old U.S. 421 Greensboro, NC 27406 (910) 489-7815

Chapel Hill Creamery 615 Chapel Hill Creamery Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Pine Trough Branch Farm 600 Church St. Reidsville, NC 27320(336) 706-8612

Beechcrest Farm Chapel Hill, NC (919) 636-2822

Meadows Family Farm 5434 Amick Road Julian, NC 27283 (336) 697-7005

Lilly Den Farms 5260 Goldston Glendon Rd. Goldston, NC 27252 Also, search for these farms on Facebook and/or Instagram: 

Perry-winkle Farm (Chapel Hill, NC);

Bushy Tail Farms (Saxapahaw, NC)

Lumber Watershed Fairfax-Lewis Farm 442 Tuton Rd. Cerro Gordo, NC 28430 (910) 234-1012 Email:

Chandler Worley Family Farms 11005 Swamp Fox Hwy. W. Cerro Gordo, NC 28430 (910) 649-7407 Floyd Brothers Farm &

Livestock 1534 Progressive Farm Rd. Fairmont, NC 28340 (910) 237-1365 Email:

Happy Land Farms 279 Wright Rd. Bladenboro, NC 28320 (910) 840-1904

Moore Brothers Natural 4317 Prospect Rd. Maxton, NC 28364 (910) 521-5678

Raft Swamp Farms Hwy 211 at Andrews Rd. Red Springs, NC 28377 (910) 977-0950

John L. Council Farm 1920 Haire Rd. Shannon, NC 28386 (910) 303-1765

Country Corners Farm 81 Merritt Rd. Chadbourn, NC 28431 (910) 654-4283

SF Farms Clarkton, NC (253) 808-7340

Shepherd’s Run Farm Ash, NC (910) 287-3305

Neuse Watershed Rainbow Meadow Farm 1065 Lloyd Harrison Rd. Snow Hill, NC (252) 747-5000

Tar-Palmico Watershed Mae Farm Meats Louisburg, NC (252) 204-6900 Email:

Ray Family Farms 6913 Pearces Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 422-1372

Lucky 3 Farm 384 Greys Mill Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 422-1372 Email:

White Oak Watershed The Barnyard 844 Roberts Rd. Newport, NC (252) 223-2950 Email:

Yadkin-Pee Dee Watershed Grace Meadow Farm 1255 Grace Rd. Westerfield, NC 27053

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