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
910.254.1110
www.sugarislandnc.com

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.

Old River Farms

– Burgaw, NC

Old River Farms is a small family owned and operated farm in Burgaw, NC.  We are a fully functional working farm, with our Garden Center opening for spring April 1st, 2018. Farm hours are 9:00 – 5:00, Tuesday-Saturday for the general public.  We offer educational field trips, which are tailored to meet the NC Common Core and Essential Standards.  We take great pride in hosting these events and providing a fun atmosphere for our community to enjoy.

Our focus is to provide our community with the highest quality vegetable and bedding plants, while also educating our visitors on the benefits of growing their own food.  We now have our own, all natural beef for sale! Born and raised right here at the farm. No hormones, no steroids, no antibiotics.

Click here to learn more about Old River Farms!

Old River Farms

Raffaldini Vineyards

– Yadkin Valley, NC

There is an old Italian proverb that says, “the land the farmer rejects is the land that the vineyard accepts.” This implies that the less fertile and more rocky the land, the more superior the wine will be as the grape vines struggle for survival by digging deeper into the soil in a never-ending search for water and life’s minerals.

Nestled near the Yadkin River and Blue Ridge Mountains, the rolling hills and gentle slopes of the vineyard are blessed with mild breezes that constantly freshen and circulate air. Unique to the vineyard is an abundance of broken granite and schist which provide for excellent soil drainage and trace mineral extraction. This gives the grape a certain terroir, or sense of place.

Moderate elevation levels of 1200 feet and colder facing aspects allow for temperature variation during the growing season which slowly builds acidity and complexity. Most importantly, the vineyard possesses an indescribable sense of totality and energy that only comes from a complete union of spirituality, energy, and historic legacy.

With this understanding and deep respect for the land, Jay Raffladini and his family began to carefully sculpt and shape the property according to its natural contours and aspects. Three years later, twenty-seven acres of classic Italian and some French varietals were planted. In 2004, an additional ten acres of central and southern Italian grapes were planted, and three more acres in 2005 (please see our listing of varietals in the Estate Grapes section of the web site). Over time, more Italian varietals have been added upon their release from quarantine from the California repository of vines. Some of the varietals, like Vermentino, are so unique that the Raffaldini family was not only the first and among the only vineyards on the East Coast to plant them, but also the first in the United States.

Please click here to learn more about the Raffaldini Vineyard.

Raffaldini Vineyards