9/27/2015 11:26pm

CSA program brings Chapel Hill employees together with local produce

A local organization is teaming up with a North Carolina farm to provide easier access to healthy produce for Chapel Hill town employees. The Chapel Hill Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program allows town employees to invest money in Brinkley Farms, and receive a weekly “share”, which are boxes of fresh produce from the farm.  The town’s Wellness@Work program partnered with Brinkley Farms to facilitate convenience for the employees by delivering these boxes weekly to the heart of the town, at the Town Housing Office at 317 Caldwell St.

9/27/2015 11:26pm

Farmers Market kicked off Friday

Farmers and vendors set up tents in the rain Friday morning in front of Davis Library at the first farmers market of the fall semester, organized by student group Fair Local Organic Food.

1/21/2015 12:50am

James West, a hog farmer who works just outside Kinston, N.C., is one of several local farmers who supplies food to UNC dining through FirstHand Foods. 

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James West stands in the dark on a cold January morning. He has an old heater going as he smokes a cigarette. It is 7 a.m., and it’s time to feed the pigs that will one day feed thousands of students.