In the Spring of 2021, Come to the Table helped launch its first ever Farm and Faith Partnership Project in Wake County, North Carolina. The pilot project, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) partnership, was organized with three local farmers of color and eight Wake County churches, and included 80 shares of produce, netting approximately $20,000 in sales for the trio of farmers.
Since then, the Wake County CSA hasn’t slowed down. On April 22, 2023, the Wake County CSA kicked off its third year of partnership with nine faith communities, nine farmers, and over 200 shareholders. Since its creation in 2021, the CSA has grossed over $120,000 for participating farmers, and critically, created tight bonds between the farmers and churches.
Before the kickoff of the Spring season, Come to the Table staff went to each participating church and dropped off Come to the Table tote bags for CSA shareholders to use throughout the year. Check out our photo essay below to see photos from that day and learn more about what our partners regarded as their favorite part of the CSA below.