Deadline is Friday to register for locally grown food


By Gabrielle Isaac - [email protected]



LUMBERTON — Locavores have until Friday to sign up for a program that provides them with locally grown produce, beef and eggs this fall.

The Robeson County Farmers Market’s Community Supported Agriculture Program is taking online applications until 6 p.m. Friday for its fall baskets. Participants can pick up fresh food baskets weekly beginning Wednesday.

Sarina Maynor, who coordinates the program, said it started in 2010 and continues seasonally in the spring, summer and fall.

“The program gives the participants the opportunity to know exactly where their food comes from,” Maynor said. “They also have an understanding that their produce is picked fresh just for them.”

Applications can be found online at robesoncountyfarmersmarket.com by clicking the CSA tab and filling out the form. An online form can also be found on the farmers market’s Facebook page and can be emailed to [email protected] After it is submitted, a verification will be emailed within two business days.

People who register will receive emails each weekend with different food options and must send their selections back by 1 p.m. on Mondays. Subscribers also receive recipes.

Produce baskets, available for $33 for a half basket and $65 for a full basket, will be available once a week for five weeks. Beef baskets, available for $70, and egg baskets, available for $11, will be available for pick up three times during a six-week period.

Baskets can be picked up on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the CARE Center at Wellons Hall at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke or from 3 to 6 p.m. inside

Farmers also have an additional outlet to sell their produce on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the farmers market at Eighth and Elm streets from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, visit robesoncountyfarmersmarket.com.

By Gabrielle Isaac

[email protected]

Gabrielle can be reached at 910-816-1989 or on Twitter @news_gabbie.

Gabrielle can be reached at 910-816-1989 or on Twitter @news_gabbie.

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