Vacationer Supported Agriculture
Support Local Farmers, enjoy local foods
Known as VSA for short, this project is aimed at bridging the divide between rural and urban areas by promoting equitable development through contentious tourism, and sustainable agriculture practices.
Vacationers of tourism destinations are connected with local farmers and food producers in a new digital marketplace. Vacationers can now preorder bags of locally-grown produce online to be ready for pick up upon their arrival in the destination. This partnership with People-First Tourism, NC State Extension, and Grower Groups also offers professional development opportunities for aspiring youth to aggregate and deliver the bags.
In the summer of 2019 VSA programs can be found all over North Carolina’s coast starting June 8th, and running until August 24th. To find out more about a specific destination click the links below.