We Are A Community
Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative is a cooperative bringing fresh, locally grown food produced by Sandhills farmers and artisans to consumers in the Sandhills. We provide recipes and storage tips for what’s in season, potlucks, and farm tours. We are engaged in our community, making local food accessible to Sandhills families and helping to secure a living for the next generation of farmers!
To satisfy local food needs with locally grown and produced foods. What does ‘local’ mean? The Sandhills of North Carolina - Moore County and the counties it touches (Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Montgomery, Lee, Randolph, Richmond, Scotland).
Farmers have a long-term, secure market for their crops, at a price that ensures them a comfortable living for themselves and their family.
Consumers have convenient access to the highest quality local food that they want, at a price comparable to current quality food price.
Our community has secure access to healthy food.
Farmers and consumers know each other, and have come to appreciate and respect the others’ contributions to the community.
Consumers are healthier and engaged, using the resources available: recipes, storage info, how to's for preserving, etc.
We are the first cooperative in the Country where producers, consumers, and staff are all equal owners. Every household who sells or buys food through SF2T Cooperative, and all staff making the connections, must become a member each year. Each membership group elects 2 representatives, and board decisions require at least one vote from each group. Bylaws are available upon request, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Produce is donated to neighbors in need through various food pantries and shelters in the Sandhills.
- Sandhills family farmers & artisans are fairly paid for their produce and artisanal market products
- Money is contributed directly to community schools, churches, small businesses and organizations through Gathering Sites.
- SF2T brings folks together each year for thousands of volunteer hours to drive the local food movement!