NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory

The North Carolina Growing Together project (, in collaboration with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's Local Foods Flagship Program, has created a mapped inventory of businesses that serve as intermediary steps in local food supply chains. This includes value-added processors (for example, meat and seafood processors, cheese manufacturers, specialty jams and pickling operations), fresh produce wholesaler/distributors, multi-farm CSA's, food hubs, community kitchens, incubator farms, and cold storage locations. The inventory does not include information on end retailers (e.g., restaurants, groceries, etc. selling local foods to consumers).

The NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory is supported by the North Carolina Growing Together project, a CEFS-led project funded by USDA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2012-68004-20363) to scale-up local food supply chains, and by the BlueCross BlueShield of NC Foundation as part of a statewide food system assessment and action planning process.

Please use the Add Location and Contact links to add news businesses and/or correct existing entries. In addition to currently-operating businesses, we also want to identify underutilized infrastructure that could be repurposed and used in local food supply chains. Add these possibilities on the Add Location page and identify these as potential infrastructure in the comments section.

When using this data for presentations and research, please cite as follows: Center for Environmental Farming Systems. (2013). NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory. Retrieved XXXX (date), from

Methods used for the creation of the map.


Business Type

F&V Processing
Meat Processing
Seafood Proc or W/D
Dairy Processing/Cheeses
Cold Storage
Multi-Farm CSA
Commercial Kitchen/Copacker
Incubator Farm
Food Hub
Farmers Market


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