Our farm is the remaining acreage of a larger farm that has been in the family for almost four centuries. My Stepfather, Craige Moore, began an organic small grains, beef and vegetable operation here in the late 1970's. He was a pioneer in his field but eventually began working off the farm. The land however continued to be managed organically to this day. I, Matthew Garrett, saw potential in the old place and moved home and began making plans for a sustainable small farm. It became very clear in the first days of planning that direct marketing was not only desirable but necessary. As a first step we both served on advisory committees to develop a local farmers market. The farmers market was a great success and provided a means to develop a customer base. This is by all means an extremely small operation but has been well received by the community and is growing quite rapidly. The mission of Garrett's Garden is to provide the community with locally grown clean food. We specialize in Vegetables grown using organic standards and pasture raised laying hens. Pigs and goats also call our farm home. At this time we do not operate a farm stand but do sell at the local farmers market and at scheduled pick-up dates throughout the week. A CSA is being planned for the 2009 growing season.
A small family owned farm specializing in pasture raised eggs, pork and chemical free vegetables.
The CSA meeting will be held Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 am. The total cost of the CSA is $400 for 16 weeks of produce. $200 will be due the day of the meeting.
There are still a few spots left for the CSA!
Season: May through October
Type: single farm
Full Share: $450/year 22 week season
Work Req? No
The Wilson Farmers Market is located at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Saturdays from 7:30 - 12:00
This is our third year buying produce from Matthew, and our first year participating in his CSA project. I garden myself, and I am aware of how hard it is to grow perfect-looking "grocery store" quality vegetables without using massive amounts of chemicals.... [more]
It is sad to see a review like the one posted before mine. Matthew is a great guy. He is just getting started as an organic farmer and CSA. Last year he had a very hard time with his crops due to the unseasonal weather and from the fact that he is still learning the trade.... [more]
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I have belonged to a CSA in Pennsylvania for almost 10 years. And I loved every minute of it. I recently moved to N.C. and I started my new CSA search.... [more]