outer banks farm to fork
Surrounded by fields of tomatoes, corn, melons and every kind of produce that can be grown in North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks experience is enjoying the farm to fork freshness from local fields. In this article from the North Beach Sun, Kip Tabb takes a look at the process of bringing fresh produce from the farmer’s fields to local plates.
“The drive to the Outer Banks passes through some of the most fertile farmland in North Carolina—land that has been farmed for over 350 years.
There are no corporate farmers along that stretch of road—although like farmers everywhere, they plant crops that will yield profits . . . and they’ve been successful at it—successful in many cases for generations, because if they weren’t successful, the family farm would have passed to another family long ago.
But farming has changed and changed radically. The concept that what is raised locally will feed the local people has given way to commodity farming and a nationwide distribution network.”