Chatham County Home Grown Produce
14 years of growing uncertified organic produce for our community. We grow for CSA, for markets, and for local wholesale accounts (restaurants and co-ops).
What We Do
We grow uncertified organic produce for about 100 families in and around Chatham County, NC. We offer Spring, Fall, and Winter CSA.
We also attend the Fearrington Farmers Market, the Pittsboro Farmers Market, and have relationships with local restaurants and the co-op.
We are flexible. Our CSA is fully customizable + members may also place holds on their shares + schedule alternate make-ups.
We feel that our farm name should represent our vision & we couldn’t think of a better representation of what we want to do & be in the world than in good heart.
Our mission is to strive for healthier people, community, agriculture, + planet by growing + sharing the most nourishing food that we can.
To say that the soil is in good heart
is to say that it is healthy, in good cultivation, & in good spirit.
To say that a person is in good heart
is to say they are cultivating wisdom, courage & spirit.
Why You’ll Love Local
There has never been a better time to support locally + sustainably grown produce. Not only can you eat like a farmer – which means you’ll eat better than royalty – you can have a positive impact on the ecology + health of your community when you support folks growing responsibly right where you live. There are so many other things to gain from
- Delicious + nutrient dense
- Community driven
- Connection + interdependence
“Love the connection”
My family and I have loved our experience with In Good Heart Farm’s CSA. We started with a small share for our family of 3 and went to a regular once we got into the rhythm of receiving so much goodness at once. Besides loving that the vegetables are delicious and free of harsh chemicals, I appreciate that we are connected to the lovely people growing our food. And we’ve learned so much from Ben and Patricia about different varieties of veggies and how to prepare them, and we’ve found new favorites not available in the grocery store. Pickup has become a welcome part of our week, and we have so enjoyed being able to go out to the farm to see more of the process that puts food on our table. The work that Ben and Patricia do to bring nutritious food to the community, even to folks facing financial challenges, is very cool, and we feel so fortunate to have found this CSA and to be a small part of something so good in our community.
“Great quality + delicious”
Finally, a CSA that has a good variety and delicious produce! Everything we have gotten has been wonderful. The veggies taste like what I remembered from my childhood. Fresh, delicious and plentiful.
Ben and Patricia at In Good Heart Farm have provided our family with a wide variety of quality vegetables and fruits in their CSA since 2012. They use organic practices on their farm and provide non-super market varietals: purple kohlrabi, castelfranco radicchio, dinosaur kale to name a few. They always have great suggestions for making the best of the goods they sell – making sure every bite is packed with flavor.
Keep in touch
Our Sometimes Blog
- Is CSA Right for You?CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture,” and is just one of the many ways customers who believe in “real, transparent food” can support a farmer. But it’s not the only way. What’s the difference between supporting a farmer through aContinue reading “Is CSA Right for You?”
- So much to say, so little timeHi folks out there in internet-land! While we’ve kept our presence strong in the real world, Facebook, Instagram & in emails to our members, we’ve been fairly negligent when it comes to this website & its blog. I will workContinue reading “So much to say, so little time”
- Our CSA Share: 1.23.15Originally posted on Grabbing the Gusto:
Our winter CSA from In Good Heart Farm began this week. We’ll get a share every other week through mid-March, and boy oh boy was it a good haul. Our CSA Share | Grabbing…