Farm to Island Market

Due to the effects of the storm, Farm to Island Market has been temporarily relocated to:

Sugar Island Bakery
206 N. Topsail Dr.
Surf City NC 28445

Please check our blog post for more details.  Thank you to everyone for the incredible support!  We look forward to seeing you at the Bakery soon!

cropped-market-logo-small.jpgWe are a family-owned local organic market located in Surf City, NC; focused on feeding the community with fresh, products hand-selected from North Carolina farms.  Formerly known as Sisters Organic Market; it has been revamped under new ownership, with a new name!  Farm to Island supplies Topsail Island and the surrounding area with the freshest, most responsibly raised and grown foods available; all at affordable prices.  Buying local not only supports our farm families, it’s also a valuable investment in the food future of our community.

Farm to Island offers local meats and smoked seafood, local cheeses and charcuterie, grocery items, including farm-fresh eggs and local honey, fresh breads and baked goods, kombucha from Wilmington’s Panacea Brewing Company, glass bottled milk from Maple View Farms in Hillsborough, organic pet food, indigenous and heirloom plants, locally grown flowers, organic North Carolina soils, and fresh produce and culinary herbs from local farms, including our very own microfarm.

In addition, Farm to Island features grab-and-go lunch items and premade healthy casseroles from Wilmington’s Epic Food Co., and soups and stews for easy-to-make meals, taking into consideration a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences.

The on-site coffee bar serves locally roasted coffee from a selection of roasters between Pender County, New Hanover County, and the surrounding area like Burgaw’s Brown Dog Coffee Company.  Indoor and outdoor dining tables and an events schedule featuring tastings and classes ensure that Farm to Island will be a fun gathering space for the community.

Panacea Brewing Co.

– Wilmington, NC

Back in 1993, when Artie and Robin were just two kids in a small upstate NY high school, Artie began experimenting with fermentation.  While attending culinary school Artie worked at Loon Ale Brewery in Manchester, NH.  Robin decided to start brewing her own ferments too, first water kefir.  After a few years battling over her open ferments cross contaminating his beers, Robin decided to try another probiotic ferment- kombucha.  Finally, a ferment they could both agree on!

Kombucha’s tart and tangy taste captured their hearts and resolved Art’s lifelong acid reflux issues. After getting rave reviews about their homebrew, the couple launched Panacea Brewing Company in 2016 from the Burgaw Incubator Kitchen. They started selling at farmers markets from a Artie’s custom built tap system on the side of their 1975 Volkswagen Westfalia, now called the Boochbus.  In 2017 Panacea Brewing Company moved into their new space in Wilmington, NC.  Panacea Brewing Company continues to grow organically, taking bigger steps one batch of booch a time.

Click here to learn more about Panacea Brewing Co.!

Panacea Brewing Co.

PC: Our State Magazine

Carolina Farmhouse Dairy

– Bahama, NC

At the state’s first-ever yogurt dairy farm, the Hamrick family is whipping up something fresh.  Cindy Hamrick looks out at her Jersey cows, clustered around a hay bale that her son Brandon has just offloaded from a trailer, and she can’t help but smile. “We love Jerseys because they’re so stinkin’ sweet,” she says.

Jersey cows are known for their big brown eyes, their gentle nature, and their rich, high-quality milk. But Cindy just knows them by name: Emily (“She’s a sweet girl,” Cindy says), Videri (after the state motto), Peanut and Pistachio (you can guess the theme).

Cindy and her three sons, Brandon, Adam, and Chase, started Carolina Farmhouse Dairy in the northern Durham County community of Bahama in 2016. Their signature product: yogurt.

From Our State Magazine by Bryan Mims.  Read the rest of the article here…

Carolina Farmhouse Dairy