At Locavore Market Garden, we grow a wide variety of specialty produce utilizing organic growing methods. Our garden is small (currently less than 1/4 acre), but planted very intensively for large yields. Our farm is inspired by the techniques made famous within the sustainable agriculture community by Jean-Martin Fortier in his book "The Market Gardener". This style of farming is also known as SPIN farming--SPIN stands for s-mall p-lot in-tensive.
Located just outside of little Washington in Beaufort County, NC, we serve residents in Greenville & the surrounding areas via our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and home delivery service. You can also find us down on the coast on Saturday mornings at the Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market.
We (Titus and Angela) met while studying at East Carolina University where we discovered our mutual interest in local foods. Shortly after getting married in 2006, we started our first agricultural enterprise, Bowie Woods Garden. In 2010, we partnered with other local growers to form Locavore Market, an online farmers market and delivery service.
After five years running Locavore Market, we made the difficult decision to leave our home in Ayden to pursue an opportunity for Titus to manage an organic vegetable farm in Carteret County, North Carolina. Our time on the coast was a wonderful learning experience, but after a year and a half down east, we decided it was time to move back closer to "home" & start our own farm. In early 2016, we bought an old farmstead outside of Washington and Locavore Market Garden was born. We've been slowly building the farm on a part-time basis until this year when we decided to make the leap to farming full-time! We love what we do and we are so grateful for the opportunity to grow good food for our community.
It is our mission to support the growth of a sustainable, local food system. We want to create a network of residents and local farmers. By forming this network, we intend to create a viable, year-round market for local farm products. We hope more residents are encouraged by the variety and convenience we offer to buy their food locally.