Farmers’ market Donation Stations raise local funds at farmers’ markets to buy top-quality fresh local food for people at risk for hunger. Shoppers buy food from farmers and donate it, or give cash and we buy and donate on their behalf. Farmers also donate excess food.
Current programs are running at fourteen farmers markets in Boiling Springs, Cary, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Raleigh, and Shelby. Since its founding at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market in May 2009, the program has raised over 40 tons of fresh top-quality local food for nonprofit organizations increase food security in five NC counties.
If you are interested volunteering, contributing, or in learning how to start a Farmer Foodshare program in your own community, please contact Margaret Gifford.
Note: The use of the name Farmer Foodshare is prohibited unless granted explicit permission in writing by Farmer Foodshare, Inc.
Farmers Market Network
Farmer Foodshare currently has Donation Station programs operating at sixteen farmers markets across North Carolina.
View the complete list of markets.