NCGT Apprentice Sandy Ramsey, Lowes Foods

July 2016 - This summer, Sandy Ramsey has been the apprentice for Lowes Foods,where she has been working with Krista Morgan, Lowes Foods' Locally Grown Accounts Representative and Liaison to NCGT. Her experiences working on an organic chicken farm and as the NC State University farmers' market manager have given her a background in local [...]

July 26th, 2016|Categories: NCGT News|Tags: , , |

Lowes Foods Creates Efficient Model for Bringing on Local Vendors at New Stores

NCGT’s Laura Lauffer speaks at Lowes Foods’ Greer, SC new vendor summit. May/June 2016 -- Lowes Foods is expanding in South Carolina, and NC Growing Together support is helping to bring on local vendors around their new stores. Krista Morgan, Lowes Foods Locally Grown Accounts Representative and NC Growing Together Liaison, planned a local [...]

June 16th, 2016|Categories: NCGT News|Tags: , , |

NCGT Summer Apprentices Ready to Hit the Ground Running!

June 2015 -- The NC Growing Together Summer 2015 Local Food Supply Chain Apprentices are on the ground and ready to get started on their 8-week assignments!  Meet them below: Josie Walker is from Trenton, NC and is currently an Agricultural and Environmental Systems student at North Carolina A&T University.  She will be working with [...]

NCGT Partner MDI to Focus on Increasing Local Produce Distribution

March 2015 - Mike Burris, who served as the Director of Produce for 27 years at Merchant"s Distributors, Inc., the Hickory-based grocery distributor that online casino is a sister company to NCGT partner Lowes Foods, has a new role, focused specifically on increasing the amount of locally-grown North Carolina produce distributed by MDI. "I"ll be [...]

Local Dairy Producers Connecting to Larger Markets

January 2015 - NC Growing Together is working to connect the state's small and medium-scale dairy producers with larger markets. North Carolina is a milk-deficit state, meaning we produce only about half of the milk we consume. Strong demand for local products - including produce, meat, seafood, and dairy - creates a potential market opportunity [...]

Lowes Foods Selling NC Eggs; Looking for More Producers

December 2014 - Over the past two years, NCGT and Lowes Foods have worked in partnership to connect producers and store managers to bring more authentically homegrown North Carolina products into Lowes Foods stores. Now the company is adding eggs to the mix. Demand has varied across the five stores that piloted the first direct-store-delivery [...]

December 19th, 2014|Categories: NCGT News|Tags: , , , , , |

NC Growing Together Sponsors Interns at Lowes Foods and Food Hubs

August 2014 - NCGT is sponsoring paid interns and apprentices at NCGT partner organizations, food hubs, food distributors, and retailers to support the next generation of business leaders committed to building local food systems. Two summer interns are at NCGT partner Lowes Foods. Sydney Grice, an NC State University student, worked primarily on the Carolina [...]

August 29th, 2014|Categories: NCGT News|Tags: , , , , , |

Lowes Foods Introduces New “Carolina Crate”

May 2014 - NCGT partner Lowes Foods is introducing a new option for customers who wish to buy local this summer. Its "Carolina Crate" will be filled with 10-12 pounds of local produce and will be available at select stores on Saturday mornings. The "Carolina Crate" is similar to a CSA in that the stores [...]

June 2nd, 2014|Categories: NCGT News|Tags: , , , , |