My name is Niti and I am the mother of 3 amazing souls. I started this modified CSA program because I needed to find a way to receive nutrient dense foods that were produced sustainably within my hunting range all year round. After battling cancer with my 2 year old daughter, I established that conventional foods were not something I would offer my family anymore. I realized that this was not possible unless I went out to verify all the farms and promote and market their food myself.

During my travels from farm to farm I learned that our small family farms food system is in crisis. We are losing more than 20% of our farms every year. Local Farmers Markets are also failing the farmers since there are limits on how many producers are able to participate in each market. We have now earned our 501c3 non-profit status so we can start to subsidize and re-establish the small family farm food system. All our fees are 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent of IRS laws and go to benefit the cause.

We must protect our nutrient dense food sources. We work to subsidize small family farms that are working to provide GMO free beyond organic pasture base foods. We fund infrastructure to help lift them until they are profitable.

These farms are raising Macronutrition that is rich in Micronutrition. These NC farms are partnered with us to re-establish this small family farm food system. We need a community of people to work together for sustainability to thrive. We educate consumers about the need to eat this nutrient rich food to improve health.

We work to save REAL FARMS in our hunting range while providing our community with REAL FOOD. Please join my meat riot and vote 3 times a day with your fork.

Whole Foods knows they can not offer the standard of meats I am offering with so few farms producing food this way, so they support us by offering my farm partners and I tremendous support with various projects we tackle throughout the year.

My CSA is unique in that you can come to shop for your food in our CSA Distribution Location 5 days a week. You shop for everything a la carte rather than receiving a pre-done box or package filled with items you may or may not find palatable. You can avoid purchasing a large amount of one animal to store for a season and enjoy a greater variety of species in shopping this way. The caveat is that you are required to place a minimum $10 order every week.

We make it easy for you to get local meats, seafood, produce and sustainably produced nutrient dense gluten free baked goods. After 5 years of operating out of my garage we moved into a CSA Distribution Location and Learning Center in North Raleigh which is open 5 days a week. Come and visit us at 2800-142 Sumner Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27616. The hours are seasonal, please check the website for current hours. We do not ship outside our hunting range, as we believe it is best to eat meats and produce raised in your geographic location.

We charge $25.00 /mo. for you to source the most nutrient dense toxic free locally raised meats, produce, seafood, dairy products and baked goods in the Triangle each week. This monthly fee is equal to or less than a months worth of your sales tax at a conventional grocery store averaging only $6.25 a week.

We offer mob grazed beef, lamb, rose veal, goat and mutton. We also have high foraged soy and GMO FREE pork, chicken, duck and heritage breed turkeys. We offer high foraged, SOY FREE, GMO FREE milk fed duck and chicken eggs. You will also find Mob grazed, SOY and GMO FREE butter, gluten free baked breads and nutrient dense gluten & grain free baked snacks made with simple ingredients and SO MUCH MORE!

We offer the most amazing day trip NC Seafood that arrives FRESH, NEVER FROZEN twice every week from Oak Island, NC! Our wild caught seafood is all line caught and delivered FRESH, only 2-4 days out of the water unlike other commercially wild caught seafood, which is a month old by the time the boats come to shore.

We have a large variety of value added products such as Canadian bacon, a long list of sausages & the list goes on. All our value added products are SUGAR FREE, NITRATE FREE and FREE of any fillers or preservatives.

Please check our website for full availability of offerings and visit often as the menu changes every week.

If you are interested in SOY & GMO FREE, mob grazed, high foraged meats, eggs and dairy products as well as day trip seafood and beyond organic produce that is grown using integrated pest management systems, this is the CSA for you! Farming Practices: All our food is antibiotic & chemical free and is raised in natural habitats where the animals mob graze or forage in rich pastures and wooded areas. Omnivores are supplemented with GMO & SOY FREE certified organic feed.

All meats are processed in USDA approved processing facilities that are also Animal Welfare Approved. Our produce is tested several times a month by the NCDA to ensure that there is no chemical residue in any of our food. I do not believe in requiring our farmers to pay the outrageous FDA organic certification fees since my CSA members can go and look my farmer partners in the eyes and ask them how they manage their farm anytime they wish to see if the farm meets the standards they require for their family.

If you are trying to follow a ketogenic lifestyle or simply cook fresh meals at least 3-5 days a week you will absolutely enjoy this program.

There is no contract to join, the memberships run month to month. This program has been designed to service families that are working hard to source ALL or the majority of their food from conscious GMO FREE farmers and local producers and do not have the ability to travel to these limited farms on a regular basis.

I look forward to helping to nourish your family, Niti


Listing last updated on Aug 18, 2015

We are a modified 3rd Party CSA. We charge $25.00/mo. to source SOY & GMO free, mob grazed and high foraged meats, dairy, beyond organic produce, day trip wild caught seafood & much more each week. We are a 501c3 nonprofit. Our CSA fee averages $6.25 a week. We are working to re-establish the small family farm food system. Come take a free class or JOIN TODAY! No contract- membership is month-2-month and runs ALL YEAR ROUND.

Season:  January through January

Type:  3rd party CSA service

Since:  2009

# of Shares:  500

Full Share:  $25/month CSA fee to participate. $10 weekly minimum order required.

Work Req?  No

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This CSA has been a true blessing, I couldn't be happier with it. When I started looking for an alternate source for food than the supermarket, meats were one of my biggest concerns.... [more]

Niti's CSA is a lifeline for me and my family. She provides us with real, nutrient-dense foods we can't find anywhere else. She also provides us with invaluable free information about what we should be eating to keep ourselves and our children healthy and disease-free.... [more]

I am proud to be a part of this CSA. Niti is a wealth of knowledge in what to buy and how to cook it. Ask her anything about food and health. She always takes the time to respond quickly to any questions I have and usually gives me the history behind her answer.... [more]

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