Harvesters wants to know who is interested in produce delivery
Coastal Harvesters, Inc. (CHI) is looking for
avenues to bring locally grown vegetables and fruits to Hatteras Island
tables. They want to hear from people who may be interested
receiving weekly deliveries of produce.
If there is support for this venture, farmers in Currituck and Hyde
counties are willing to deliver directly from the fields.
would advertise which crops would be harvested each week – from tender
spring greens to savory squashes come fall. Customers would
up a box of pre-ordered and prepaid produce at a designated
All crops would be North Carolina grown, and some would be Certified
“People interested in participating in this sort of delivery program
are invited to contact us. This is by no means a commitment,”
said Joanne Throne, CHI president.
The program would run from early spring through late fall.
“The program would be beneficial to island residents unable to get to
the Hatteras Island Farmers’ Market that CHI sponsors during the
summer, and would also expand the availability of local produce into
the spring and the fall,” Throne said.
Persons interested in participating in the program are asked to contact
Throne at 252-996-0679 or [email protected].
Coastal Harvesters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing
healthy, local foods to the Outer Banks.
The group has a weekly farmer’s market during the summer on Hatteras
and hopes to hold a farmer’s market on Ocracoke as well.
said the first market planned for Hatteras will be about the third week
Also, Coastal Harvesters will have a community garden up and running
this spring in Buxton. The garden is ready now, and people who are
interested in a garden box can contact Suzanne Stark at the Fessenden
center, 475-5650, for more information and for an application.
For more information on Coastal Harvesters and community gardents, go