LOCAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE


Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmer Santiago Perez holds signs in protest at the Cary Publix. The workers are fighting for fairer produce prices and wages.

Farmworkers protest comes to Cary

More than five years into a farmworkers’ campaign against Publix, a protest by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers lasted just one hour in Cary on Sunday — where store management refused to accept a letter outlining the workers’ demands.


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.