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Make a Choice to Eat Locally Grown Organic Food

All At Once is Jack Johnson’s social action network, where you can make a positive change in your
local and world community through your actions, your voice, and your choice. This year’s All At
Once campaign focuses on supporting plastic free initiatives, as well as sustainable local food
systems.

From field to fork, an average dinner travels 1,500 miles. But your food doesn’t have to travel
halfway around the planet, burning up fossil fuels along the way. It doesn’t need to be grown with
pesticides either. You can make a choice to eat locally grown organic food. When you buy from local
farmers, your dollars stay within your community and support local farms. When you choose
organic, you are investing in healthy food and a clean environment.

Jack Johnson and All At Once have teamed up with the Eat Well Guide to encourage fans to take
action by eating at restaurants that serve local organic produce. Check out this customized Guide to
Good Food for a list of locally grown and sustainably produced food from family farms, restaurants,
farmers' markets, grocery stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick
orchards and more.




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charlotte, nc guide: bakers

Nova's Bakery and Coffee Shop
1511 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Tel: 704-333-5566
Fax: 704-333-5567
Contact: Vlado and Sladjana Novakovic
http://www.novasbakery.com

Natural and Organic Fresh European Breads

From our brick oven to your home or to your favorite restaurant we make European breads and
pastries daily. We produce European crusty bread with a soft inside. Bakers blend a variety of
grains, seeds and herbs into traditional recipes to create breads with the unique and unforgettable
flavors of old Europe. Offering specialty breads like brioche, kalamata olive loafs and ficelle, we also
provide the city with traditional European favorites such as baguettes, focaccia and country
sourdough breads. Drop in to our bakery coffee shop. Relax and enjoy some coffee and a pastry at
Nova's. We offer a wide variety of coffee, drinks and baked delights to help break up your work day
or weekend.




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charlotte, nc guide: caterers

Chef Charles Catering
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
605 Phillip Davis Dr , # 2, Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: 704-423-8300
Fax: 704-525-9924
info@chefcharlescatering.com
http://www.chefcharlescatering.com

Offers Animal Welfare Approved Pork from Wild Turkey Farms (www.wildturkeyfarms.com)

Dandelion Market
118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-333-7989
Contact: Jaclyn Winquist
jaclnwinquist@yahoo.com
http://www.thedandelionmarket.com

Come join us and have one of our 24 craft beers on tap available on both floors. We have a great
selection of wine that is all priced at 25 dollars. We will also feature wine to go, and specialty coffee
drinks. We encourage sharing and sampling of items such as Aged Cheddar and Fat Tire Ale
Fondue served with grilled baguette slices and caramelized apples along with a variety of other
great menu selections. A large portion of our menu is all freshly supplied by local farmers.



Roots
3410 St Vardell Lane, Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: 704-998-1361
Contact: Craig Barbour
rootsfarmfood@gmail.com
http://rootsfarmfood.com

Roots is committed to working with local farmers to use the freshest local food possible. Our menus
focus on using what's in season and available. We experience first-hand the passion and care that
gs into growing the ingredients we buy. This gives us a respect for the food and drives us to
carefully prepare it by preserving the natural flavors the farmers worked so hard to achieve.




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charlotte, nc guide: co-ops

Know Your Farms
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
PO Box 1361, Davidson, NC 28036
Tel: 980-225-1020
info@knowyourfarms.com
http://knowyourfarms.com

Offers Animal Welfare Approved pork from Wild Turkey Farms: http://wildturkeyfarms.blogspot.com




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charlotte, nc guide: coffee shops

Julia's Coffee
1133 N Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-295-4585
Fax: 704-716-7055
manager@juliascoffee.org
http://www.juliascoffee.org/

Julia's Coffee is a division of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. Julia's exists not only to support
Habitat, but also to create a place where the community can get a sustainable, conscientious cup of
delicious coffee. We also offer a menu of breakfast pastries, salads, sandwiches, and sweet treats.
Our certified organic beans are grown in El Salvador and are roasted locally in Durham. We pay
above fair market (or Direct Trade) price per pound to ensure that workers are paid a living wage.
We chose El Salvador not only for their high quality of shade grown coffee, but also because of
Habitat Charlotte's close relationship with Habitat El Salvador. Finca Mauritania, where our coffee is
grown, overlooks Santa Ana and hundreds of homes built in El Salvador with hands from Charlotte.
This truly gives new meaning to the term "House Coffee."




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charlotte, nc guide: csa

Creekside Farms
7611 Mt. Olive Rd., Concord, NC 28025
Tel: 704-436-5320
Contact: Chad VonCannnon
creeksidefarms@ymail.com
http://www.creeksidefarms-nc.com

Creekside Farms is a small family operated farm located just North of Mt. Pleasant, NC. Our farm
was started for the simple reason to provide much of our own food and raise our future children
around a farming environment so they would grow up with a strong understand of where food comes
from. We offer naturally raised, antibiotic free beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Our goals are simple: to
raise animals the way nature intended and to provide our customers will a superior product both in
taste and nutrition.

Our beef and pork is available by inidual cuts or by the whole or half animal. We strive to raise
animals the way they were meant to be raised. That means outside grazing on lush pastures or
simple rooting around and rolling in the mud.
 Both our beef and pork are packaged by a USDA Federally inspected facility and vacuum sealed in
clear plastic for extra protection in the freezer.

At Creekside Farms our chickens are raised on pasture. All chickens are provided access to grass
and large areas to roam everyday. This results in both superior tasting eggs and meat along with
much happier chickens.

We welcome both our customers and potential new customers to visit the farm year round by
appointment to purchase our products or take a farm tour. We would love to have you and your kids
visit the farm and get a better feel of exactly where your food comes from. Please call or email to
purchase our products or setup a tour.

Know Your Farms
PO Box 1361, Davidson, NC 28036 info@knowyourfarms.com
http://knowyourfarms.seedleaf.com

Know Your Farms is a year-round CSA serving Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. It is dedicated
to increasing farmer profitability and strengthening the regional food system.

Know Your Farms
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
PO Box 1361, Davidson, NC 28036
Tel: 980-225-1020
info@knowyourfarms.com
http://knowyourfarms.com

Offers Animal Welfare Approved pork from Wild Turkey Farms: http://wildturkeyfarms.blogspot.com

Lucky Leaf Gardens
PO Box 987, Harrisburg, NC 28075
Tel: 704-773-9355
Contact: Kate Brun
Kate@luckyleafgardens.com



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charlotte, nc guide: csa

http://www.luckyleafgardens.com

We grow over thirty varieties of microgreens for the Charlotte, NC region. We grow-to-order,
allowing our customers the freshest products, year round. We deliver the same day that we harvest,
providing optimal shelf life and quality.




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charlotte, nc guide: educational centers

Bocca Felice
30 Union Street, North, Concord, NC 28027
Tel: 704-517-7826
Contact: Gina Guthrie
BoccaFelice@aol.com
http://www.BoccaFelice.com

Bocca Felice is committed to bringing local foods and good health to the kitchens, plates and bodies
of the people in our community.

Bocca Felice's culinary programs focus on cooking and eating strategies to help improve your
overall health and well-being... believing that the way you select, prepare, and enjoy a meal actually
makes you healthier.

In each of our programs, we reiterate the importance of expanding your range of healthy choices to
include seasonal and locally-produced foods, finding a balance or sense of moderation in you diet,
and becoming conscious of your body's nutritional needs...
...all in the spirit of fun! Join us!




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charlotte, nc guide: farmers

Creekside Farms
7611 Mt. Olive Rd., Concord, NC 28025
Tel: 704-436-5320
Contact: Chad VonCannnon
creeksidefarms@ymail.com
http://www.creeksidefarms-nc.com

Creekside Farms is a small family operated farm located just North of Mt. Pleasant, NC. Our farm
was started for the simple reason to provide much of our own food and raise our future children
around a farming environment so they would grow up with a strong understand of where food comes
from. We offer naturally raised, antibiotic free beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Our goals are simple: to
raise animals the way nature intended and to provide our customers will a superior product both in
taste and nutrition.

Our beef and pork is available by inidual cuts or by the whole or half animal. We strive to raise
animals the way they were meant to be raised. That means outside grazing on lush pastures or
simple rooting around and rolling in the mud.
 Both our beef and pork are packaged by a USDA Federally inspected facility and vacuum sealed in
clear plastic for extra protection in the freezer.

At Creekside Farms our chickens are raised on pasture. All chickens are provided access to grass
and large areas to roam everyday. This results in both superior tasting eggs and meat along with
much happier chickens.

We welcome both our customers and potential new customers to visit the farm year round by
appointment to purchase our products or take a farm tour. We would love to have you and your kids
visit the farm and get a better feel of exactly where your food comes from. Please call or email to
purchase our products or setup a tour.

GO Local NC Farms, LLC
7231 Timothy Drive, Concord, NC 28025
Tel: 704-784-6277
Contact: Carolyn Davis
info@golocalncfarms.com
http://www.golocalncfarms.com

GO Local NC Farms, LLC aims to provide delicious, locally grown meats and eggs to the residents
of the Charlotte-metropolitan area. Your meat and egg purchases provide you with a quality product
and supports local farms.

Main features:
  * No membership fees
  * No minimum order per inidual
  * Members order from a list of frozen inidual cuts of beef, lamb, and pork
  * Pasture rasied fresh whole and cut-up chickens as well as farm fresh eggs are available
  * Holiday pasture raised turkeys reserved beginning in August for delivery in November and
December
  * Order-by' dates are posted on the web site for each predetermined pickup date
  * You will receive an order confirmation and directions to your pick-up location by Email
  * Members pick up their orders at designated pick-up sites



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charlotte, nc guide: farmers

  * Pickup dates are scheduled for every other week.

The Producers are local, family-owned operations. Livestock are raised with no hormones or
antibiotics.

Lemmond Farm
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
11901 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227
Produces Animal Welfare Approved beef.

Jerry and Sue Helms raise Animal Welfare Approved Black Angus beef cattle at Lemmond Farm in
Charlotte, NC. Farming is a second career for Jerry. When he retired in 2001 he and his family
moved back to the farm that was run by Sue's father from the 1920s. That same farm is now one of
the few farms that remain in Mecklenberg County in Charlotte, NC.

The Helms' are especially proud of the care they take in manicuring their property. The beauty and
quality of their farm is a main focus for them. In their spare time, Jerry and Sue enjoy spending
time with their seven grandchildren who name all of the calves when they're born. It's educational
for their grandkids to track the growth and progress of the calves as they get older.

Before Jerry's first two careers, he was an avid basketball player and fan both in high school and
college. Now a favorite pastime for the Helms' is to watch college basketball with their kids and
grandkids as a family. And they're definitely UNC Tar Heel fans!



Lucky Leaf Gardens
PO Box 987, Harrisburg, NC 28075
Tel: 704-773-9355
Contact: Kate Brun
Kate@luckyleafgardens.com
http://www.luckyleafgardens.com

We grow over thirty varieties of microgreens for the Charlotte, NC region. We grow-to-order,
allowing our customers the freshest products, year round. We deliver the same day that we harvest,
providing optimal shelf life and quality.

Maple Lane Homestead
8752 Overcash Road, Concord, NC 28027
Tel: 704-782-6627
Contact: Doug and Kelly Foster
maplelanefarms@ctc.net
http://www.maplelanehomestead.com

Maple Lane Homestead is a small family farm that raises cows, rabbits, hogs, sheep, chickens, and
goats. In addition to the meat they provide, we have many fine by-products! The first to come were
Jacob sheep. In that same year, we added German Angora Rabbits and some colored crosses.
Recently, we bought a Cormo ram and a Romney ewe. In addition to full-blooded Jacobs, we are
starting a small spinning flock. Products are available at farmer's markets or direct from the farm.
Our farm continues to grow and change, so please visit often to keep track of all the new



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charlotte, nc guide: farmers

happenings!

Matthews Community Farmers' Market
188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105
Tel: 704-821-6430
Contact: Pauline Wood, Market Manager
matthewsfarmersmarket@earthlink.net
http://www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com

At the Matthews Community Farmers' Market, customers buy food directly from local farmers that is
as fresh, tasty and nutritious as it gets. The market provides the community with locally raised foods
as market grs help preserve the tradition of small farms in the area. Customers make a direct
connection with the source of their food and get to know the person or farm family who grows it.

During our regular season market, enjoy cooking demonstrations by top local chefs and relaxing live
music. You can even get your culinary questions answered and learn basic food prep skills at our
weekly Chefs' Secrets class. And, our special events schedule is always full of family-friendly
activities and fun contests.

Hours:
Regular Season Saturday Market, April through November, 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Winter Market, December through March, Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Waugh Farm
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1070 Brown Rd., China Grove, NC 28023
Tel: 704-855-3513
bernard.waugh@gmail.com

Farm sells Animal Welfare Approved eggs.

Yow's Farm
107 Tucker St., Stanfield, NC 28163
Tel: 704-888-0811
Contact: Eddie Yow
Booyow11@bellsouth.net

Yow's Farm is located approximately 23 miles from Charlotte in Western Stanly County. We offer
pasture raised/grain supplemented beef. Our steers are free ranged on open pasture with free
choice grain. Our beef is fed a strictly vegetarian diet, with no steroids, hormones, antibiotics, growth
enhancers or medications of any kind. We process
our own grain, giving us complete control over what these steers are fed, and assuring that these
animals are naturally raised. Our beef is tender and our price competitive. We sell in quantities of
one half (1 side ) or a whole beef (2 sides ) delivered to the slaughterhouse. We are a small farm
thus quantities are limited. Call us for further inquiry or to purchase our beef.




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charlotte, nc guide: farmers markets

Atherton Mill and Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
2000 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 http://www.facebook.com/athertonmillandmarket

Offers Animal Welfare Approved beef from Poplin Farms (http://www.poplinfarms.com) and Proffitt
Family Farms (http://www.proffittfarms.com).

Charlotte Farmers Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28266
Tel: 704-357-1269
http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/charlotte/index.htm

Proffitt Family Farms sells Animal Welfare Approved beef at this farmers market
http://www.proffittfarms.com

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28266
Tel: 704-357-1269
Contact: Frank Suddreth
http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/charlotte/index.htm

Time of Year: March - December, Days of Week/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
(Oct-Feb), Sunday 12:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M. (May-Aug)

China Grove Farmers Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
308 North Main Street, Roller Mill, China Grove, NC 28023
http://www.facebook.com/pages/China-Grove-Farmers-Market/122967544386212

Offers Animal Welfare Approved pork from Wild Turkey Farms: http://wildturkeyfarms.blogspot.com

Davidson Farmer's Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
Main St and Jackson St, next to Town Hall, Davidson, NC 28036 info@davidsonfarmersmarket.org
http://davidsonfarmersmarket.org/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved pork from Wild Turkey Farms: http://wildturkeyfarms.blogspot.com

Davidson Farmers Market
Off Hwy 115 next to Town Hall, Davidson, NC 28036
Tel: 704-400-0880
Contact: Courtney Spear
http://www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org

The Davidson Farmer's Market is a producer-only, year-round market featuring more than 35
farmers and local producers from within a 100 mile radius. The market is a lively gathering place for
meeting friends and for learning about food, agriculture and nutrition.

Join us weekly, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April through October, bi-weekly November through March



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charlotte, nc guide: farmers markets

Josh's Farmer Market
189 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC 28117
Tel: 980-721-6316
Contact: Josh
joshsfarmersmarket@yahoo.com
http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joshs-Farmers-Market/101833519859175

A road-side, open air farmers market with fresh produce brought in daily. We strive to provide local,
home grown produce, when available, and always the best quality around. We grow a lot of our
vegetables along with purchasing produce from numerous local farmers. Other products include
Free-Range Eggs, Ashe Co Cheese, homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese, and salad
dressings.

Kings Drive Farmers Market
926 S Kings Dr , Charlotte, NC 28204
Tel: 704-332-6366



Kings Drive Farmers Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
South Kings Drive and Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28207
Tel: 704-332-6366

Proffitt Family Farms sells Animal Welfare Approved beef at this farmers market Tues and Fri "all
day," Sat 7 to 3 http://www.proffittfarms.com

Mecklenburg County Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1515 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28203 http://mecklenburgcountymarket.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved pork from Wild Turkey Farms

Mint Hill Farmers Market
7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Tel: 704-545-3999
Contact: Barbara Lowe
http://www.minthillhistory.com/market.htm

Time of Year: May - September, Days of Week/Hours: Saturday, 8:00 A.M.-12:00 noon

Mt. Holly Farmers Market
130 South Main Street, Mt. Holly, NC 28120
Tel: 704-609-0666
Contact: Leigh Brinkley
leigh@brinkleydesign.com
http://www.mounthollyfarmersmarket.com

Saturdays, 8AM - 12PM. Making healthy, local food available to the community, and educating
people on the importance of good nutrition and local organic foods.



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charlotte, nc guide: farmers markets

North End Green Market
Between College & North Brevard, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-332-2227

Time of Year: June - October, Days of Week/Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 8 am - 2 pm.

North Mecklenburg Farmers Market
700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-336-2561

Time of Year: June - September, Days of Week/Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 7 am - 12 pm.

Piedmont Farmers Market
Harrisburg
Robinson Church Road, At the restored Post Office at the train tracks, Harrisburg, NC 28075
Tel: 704-922-3310
lisaw@ctc.net
http://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu

Time of Year: , Days of Week/Hours:

Piedmont Farmers Market
Kannapolis
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
Tel: 704-922-3310
lisaw@ctc.net
http://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu

Time of Year: April - October, Days of Week/Hours: Tuesday & Saturday 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon

Piedmont Farmers Market
Concord
715 Cabarrus Avenue, Concord, NC 28027
Tel: 704-922-3310
lisaw@ctc.net
http://cabarrus.ces.ncsu.edu

Time of Year: June-October, Days of Week/Hours: Wednesday 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Rotary Farmers Market II
Center St. at Church St., Mooresville, NC 28115
Tel: 704-664-5031
Contact: William Young

Time of Year: June - November, Days of Week/Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 6:30 A.M.

Tailgate Farmer's Market
Camden Road and West Park Avenue , Charlotte, NC 28203 Fax: 704-335-0777
info@charlottetailgatemarket.com
http://www.charlottetailgatemarket.com



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charlotte, nc guide: farmers markets

 The Charlotte Tailgate Farmer's Market was started to give local growers using organic practices an
opportunity to participate in a tailgate farmers market and build relationships with members of the
local Plaza-Midwood community. Our market strives to be a fun, educational, fresh marketplace for
savvy urban shoppers who recognize the value of seasonal produce, flowers, and other farm goods.



Currently there are few direct-to-consumer options available for backyard and small farms in the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Community agriculture and sustainability are gaining support, and are
popular media topics, and a growing number of consumers want to have a relationship with the
people who produce their food. Local food is better for the environment, for the local economy, for
our health, and it just plain tastes better. What could be a better reason than that to buy local?



We value the relationships that we are building with others in the community who are focused on
sustainability issues. We are a relatively small market, but expect to grow while keeping focused on
the goal of providing fresh, local, organically grown products to the residents of Plaza-Midwood and
beyond.

Town of Huntersville Main & Maxwell Farmers Market
103 Maxwell Street, Huntersville, NC 28078
Tel: 704-766-2220
sdavis@huntersville.org
http://www.ncfarmfresh.com/FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=1586

Time of Year: June - October, Days of Week/Hours: Tuesday & Saturday




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charlotte, nc guide: food truck

Roots
3410 St Vardell Lane, Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: 704-998-1361
Contact: Craig Barbour
rootsfarmfood@gmail.com
http://rootsfarmfood.com

Roots is committed to working with local farmers to use the freshest local food possible. Our menus
focus on using what's in season and available. We experience first-hand the passion and care that
gs into growing the ingredients we buy. This gives us a respect for the food and drives us to
carefully prepare it by preserving the natural flavors the farmers worked so hard to achieve.




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charlotte, nc guide: online shopping

GO Local NC Farms, LLC
7231 Timothy Drive, Concord, NC 28025
Tel: 704-784-6277
Contact: Carolyn Davis
info@golocalncfarms.com
http://www.golocalncfarms.com

GO Local NC Farms, LLC aims to provide delicious, locally grown meats and eggs to the residents
of the Charlotte-metropolitan area. Your meat and egg purchases provide you with a quality product
and supports local farms.

Main features:
  * No membership fees
  * No minimum order per inidual
  * Members order from a list of frozen inidual cuts of beef, lamb, and pork
  * Pasture rasied fresh whole and cut-up chickens as well as farm fresh eggs are available
  * Holiday pasture raised turkeys reserved beginning in August for delivery in November and
December
  * Order-by' dates are posted on the web site for each predetermined pickup date
  * You will receive an order confirmation and directions to your pick-up location by Email
  * Members pick up their orders at designated pick-up sites
  * Pickup dates are scheduled for every other week.

The Producers are local, family-owned operations. Livestock are raised with no hormones or
antibiotics.

The Fresh Market
Cornelius
20623 Torrence Chapel Road , Cornelius, NC 28031
Tel: 704-892-8802
http://www.freshmarket.com

Local produce selection.

Inviting…comfortable…convenient. Our stores evoke different responses for every customer. Maybe
you enjoy our daily sampling and the opportunity to warm up with a cup of coffee while you shop. Or
maybe you expect the great service our butcher provides each time you hand-select your meat and
seafood. Whatever the reason you shop TFM, our stores boast a warm friendly atmosphere and an
accommodating staff.

Our stores convey the atmosphere of an old world European market, all under one roof, where you
can visit an array of departments: our old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and
floral stands, and delicatessen. Feel free to help yourself to a sample of freshly brewed coffee while
you stroll down the wide aisles of our store. The open air feel of our market presents a feast for the
senses as colors and fragrant smells fill the atmosphere and classical music plays wafts through the
air. Our staff is on hand to answer all your food questions and to talk about the day's fresh offerings.
You will find it refreshing to have all of your perishables available unpackaged, allowing you to select
just what you want. We accept checks and most major credit cards and will cheerfully carry your
groceries to your car.




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charlotte, nc guide: online shopping

The Fresh Market
Charlotte
7625 Pineville/Matthews Rd , Charlotte, NC 28226
Tel: 704-541-1882
http://www.freshmarket.com

Local produce selection.

Inviting…comfortable…convenient. Our stores evoke different responses for every customer. Maybe
you enjoy our daily sampling and the opportunity to warm up with a cup of coffee while you shop. Or
maybe you expect the great service our butcher provides each time you hand-select your meat and
seafood. Whatever the reason you shop TFM, our stores boast a warm friendly atmosphere and an
accommodating staff.

Our stores convey the atmosphere of an old world European market, all under one roof, where you
can visit an array of departments: our old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and
floral stands, and delicatessen. Feel free to help yourself to a sample of freshly brewed coffee while
you stroll down the wide aisles of our store. The open air feel of our market presents a feast for the
senses as colors and fragrant smells fill the atmosphere and classical music plays wafts through the
air. Our staff is on hand to answer all your food questions and to talk about the day's fresh offerings.
You will find it refreshing to have all of your perishables available unpackaged, allowing you to select
just what you want. We accept checks and most major credit cards and will cheerfully carry your
groceries to your car.

The Fresh Market
Charlotte
4223 Providence Road , Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-365-6659
http://www.freshmarket.com

Local produce selection.

Inviting…comfortable…convenient. Our stores evoke different responses for every customer. Maybe
you enjoy our daily sampling and the opportunity to warm up with a cup of coffee while you shop. Or
maybe you expect the great service our butcher provides each time you hand-select your meat and
seafood. Whatever the reason you shop TFM, our stores boast a warm friendly atmosphere and an
accommodating staff.

Our stores convey the atmosphere of an old world European market, all under one roof, where you
can visit an array of departments: our old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and
floral stands, and delicatessen. Feel free to help yourself to a sample of freshly brewed coffee while
you stroll down the wide aisles of our store. The open air feel of our market presents a feast for the
senses as colors and fragrant smells fill the atmosphere and classical music plays wafts through the
air. Our staff is on hand to answer all your food questions and to talk about the day's fresh offerings.
You will find it refreshing to have all of your perishables available unpackaged, allowing you to select
just what you want. We accept checks and most major credit cards and will cheerfully carry your
groceries to your car.




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charlotte, nc guide: organizations

Catawba Lands Conservancy
105 West Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-342-3330
Fax: 704-342-3340
Contact: Jenni LeBlanc
info@catawbalands.org
http://www.catawbalands.org/

Catawba Lands Conservancy permanently protects land, water and wildlife habitat to enhance your
quality of life. Active in Mecklenburg, Union, Anson, Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln Counties.

Edible Sustainery
305 Michelle Lannia Drive, Apt. 2, Charlotte, NC 28213
Tel: 704-965-8280
Contact: Dawn Sheppard

I am a local food system activist, founding Edible Sustainery, a food system planning and consulting
firm. With experience in community planning, sustainable agriculture, grant writing,
entrepreneurship, and education, I offer support services to businesses seeking to build an
alternative food network.

SC Conservation Credit Exchange
9916 Vixen Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078
Tel: 704-975-3016
Contact: Robin Underwood
exchange@conserveSC.com
http://www.conservesc.com/

We broker SC conservation tax credits for conservation landowners and SC taxpayers.

Slow Food
Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28207 thom@slowfoodcharlotte.org
http://www.slowfoodcharlotte.org

Slow Food USA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the
food traditions of North America through programs and activities dedicated to Taste Education,
Defending Biodiversity and Building Food Communities. Slow Food USA believes that pleasure and
quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the
table and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty.

From the spice of Cajun cooking to the delicious simplicity of produce at a farmers' market; from
animal breeds and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer,
farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal products; these foods are a part of our cultural identity. They
reflect generations of commitment to the land and devotion to the processes that yield the greatest
achievements in taste.

These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of
succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and
standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland.



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By reviving the pleasures of the table, and using our taste buds as our guides, Slow Food USA
believes that our food heritage can be saved. Our goal is to put the carriers of this heritage on
center stage and educate our membership about the importance of these principles. We hope you
will join us.

Slow Food USA oversees Slow Food activities in North America, including the support and
promotion of the activities of more than 225 chapters that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local
level. Each chapter offers educational events and public outreach that promote taste education, that
advocate sustainability and biodiversity and that connect producers and "co-producers."

TasteMakers of Charlotte
1932 Lennox Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: 980-253-4870
Contact: Hollace Stephenson
info@tastemakersofcharlotte.com
http://www.tastemakersofcharlotte.com/

Demonstration cooking and preparation of organic and living foods for individuals, families, intimate
groups and events.




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Dandelion Market
118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-333-7989
Contact: Jaclyn Winquist
jaclnwinquist@yahoo.com
http://www.thedandelionmarket.com

Come join us and have one of our 24 craft beers on tap available on both floors. We have a great
selection of wine that is all priced at 25 dollars. We will also feature wine to go, and specialty coffee
drinks. We encourage sharing and sampling of items such as Aged Cheddar and Fat Tire Ale
Fondue served with grilled baguette slices and caramelized apples along with a variety of other
great menu selections. A large portion of our menu is all freshly supplied by local farmers.




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300 East Restaurant
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
300 East Blvd. , Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: 704-332-6507
info@300east.net
http://300east.net/

Serves Animal Welfare Approved pork from Wild Turkey Farms
(http://wildturkeyfarms.blogspot.com/)

Artisan
The Art Institute of Charlotte
2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Three Lake Pointe Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: 704-357-5900
Contact: Joseph Bonaparte
AiCHADM@edmc.edu
http://www.artinstitute.edu/charlotte/restaurant/

The Culinary Arts program of The Art Institute of Charlotte opened its learning restaurant, Artisan, in
February 2004. Inside the first floor of The Art Institute of Charlotte, Artisan seats 48 patrons in a
warm and intimate setting.

Students in their 6th quarter of study alternate between the kitchen and the front of the restaurant.
They learn not only the skills of cooking for large numbers of people but also how to manage a
restaurant properly “ from busing tables to operating a cash register.

The luncheon menu features creative American cuisine at reasonable prices. The Artisan menu
changes with each academic quarter to reflect fresh seasonal foods, and our chefs purchase
organically grown products whenever possible.

Current operating hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The
restaurant closes when students are not in attendance at school. Visitors are encouraged to call
704-357-5900 for reservations or to confirm the restaurant's hours.

Barrington's
7822 Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226
Tel: 704-364-5755
Fax: 704-364-5732
http://www.barringtonsrestaurant.com

Barrington's Restaurant opened in October of 2000 in the neighborhood setting of Fox Croft East in
South Park. This cozy bistro style restaurant seats up to 45 people. The food is upscale American
with a homey twist; in fact, Barrington's is named after Bruce Moffett's hometown in Rhode Island.
The menu changes seasonally and features local and organic produce.

Big Daddy's Burger Shack
1626 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 info@bigdaddysburgerbar.com
http://www.bigdaddysburgerbar.com

Welcome to Big Daddy's Burger Bar. We do exactly what our name suggests - we have amazing



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burgers, a killer bar, and it's all very, very good. Tucked perfectly into Charlotte's Dilworth and
Ballantyne neighborhoods, we love serving you amazing food in a lively, laid-back atmosphere.

Bistro La Bon
1322 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
Tel: 704-333-4646
http://bistrolabon.com/

Bistro La Bon is a restaurant that strives to create a unique culinary experience by utilizing the
highest quality ingredients and a superior execution of traditional cooking techniques by the
multi-talented kitchen staff for a very affordable price. We focus on our small plates to illustrate
gastronomic creativity to produce appealing cuisine in a way that stimulates the palate both visually
and texturally while extracting the maximum amount of flavor through proper cooking.

At Bistro La Bon, we shop local every chance we get and local farmers markets are the first
destination for fresh produce throughout the week. We make as many things from scratch as
possible including our breads, pastries and spinach gnocchi. Our menu changes seasonally to utilize
ingredients at the peak of their growing season. Our goal is to introduce you to food you never knew
you wanted so badly.

To compliment the food we will offer a wide range of fine wines and craft beers chosen to enhance
the overall sensory experience. We seek out the producers that share a commitment to quality,
distinction and affordability that exemplifies what we wish to give our customers. Expect to find some
unique selections and synergistic pairings for a superb dining experience.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Cotswold
2921 Providence Road, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-366-7280
Fax: 704-366-7827
Contact: Candace Doby
http://www.chipotle.com



Chipotle Mexican Grill
Matthews
1909 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews , NC 28105
Tel: 704-845-9406
Fax: 704-841-1378
Contact: Candace Doby
http://www.chipotle.com



Chipotle Mexican Grill
South End
2109 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: 704-332-2311
Fax: 704-332-8212



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Contact: Candace Doby
http://www.chipotle.com



Choplin's Restaurant
19700 One Norman Blvd Suite C, Cornelius, NC 28031
Tel: 704-892-4800
Contact: Wes Choplin
choplinsrestaurant@yahoo.com
http://https://sites.google.com/site/choplinsrestaurant/

Fantastic farm to table restaurant and supports a meaningful charity:
"In our kitchen we use the freshest ingredients and create relationships with local farms and
businesses to provide you with high quality finished entrees."
 "Choplin's supports our community with a portion of our coffee and wine sales going to non-profit
charities such as
Habitat for Humanity"

Customshop
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1601 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Tel: 704-333-3396
info@customshopfood.com
http://www.customshopfood.com/

Serves Animal Welfare Approved pork from wild Turkey Farms (www.wildturkeyfarms.com)


Customshop Food
1601 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
Tel: 704-333-3396
Contact: Trey Wilson, Owner and Executive Chef
info@customshopfood.com
http://www.customshopfood.com

Customshop is a modern Roman trattoria with a neighborhood feel, located in the heart of Charlotte,
NC. Our menu offers an eclectic mix of traditional and innovative American dishes, inspired by
Italian, French, and Spanish cuisine. Customshop is committed to supporting local, organic farm
ventures by bringing our guests the freshest, sustainable foods in the area. Weekly menu changes
are tailored around the seasonal availability of produce, with sea options created around the weekly
"catch" of our local fisherman, Rock Stone. All pastas are made in-house and include unique
options such as squid ink spaghetti and cheese pumpkin gnocchi.

Dandelion Market
118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-333-7989
Contact: Jaclyn Winquist
jaclnwinquist@yahoo.com
http://www.thedandelionmarket.com



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Come join us and have one of our 24 craft beers on tap available on both floors. We have a great
selection of wine that is all priced at 25 dollars. We will also feature wine to go, and specialty coffee
drinks. We encourage sharing and sampling of items such as Aged Cheddar and Fat Tire Ale
Fondue served with grilled baguette slices and caramelized apples along with a variety of other
great menu selections. A large portion of our menu is all freshly supplied by local farmers.



Gallery Restaurant
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277
Tel: 704-248-4042
Fax: 704-248-4005
Contact: Christina Argeris
cargeris@ballantyneresort.com
http://www.gallery-restaurant.com

Gallery Restaurant features contemporary American fare served in an upscale setting. Known for its
100% USDA graded prime steak entrées, Gallery instills a passionate approach to simple food.
Partnering with local farmers to offer the freshest ingredients, Gallery Restaurant demonstrates its
commitment to quality and excellence by enhancing its menu seasonally to offer the best in farm
fresh accompaniments. The restaurant also boasts an impressive bar with top shelf spirits and an
extensive wine collection. Traditional elements are combined with an elegant presentation of
eclectic cuisine. Gallery Restaurant is located in Ballantyne Resort on the corner of Johnston Road
and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.


Harvest Moon Grille
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
235 North Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-342-1193
http://harvestmoongrillecharlotte.com/

Serves Animal Welfare Approved St. Croix Lamb from Stauber Farm. (http://www.stauberfarm.com/)


Julia's Coffee
1133 N Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-295-4585
Fax: 704-716-7055
manager@juliascoffee.org
http://www.juliascoffee.org/

Julia's Coffee is a division of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. Julia's exists not only to support
Habitat, but also to create a place where the community can get a sustainable, conscientious cup of
delicious coffee. We also offer a menu of breakfast pastries, salads, sandwiches, and sweet treats.
Our certified organic beans are grown in El Salvador and are roasted locally in Durham. We pay
above fair market (or Direct Trade) price per pound to ensure that workers are paid a living wage.
We chose El Salvador not only for their high quality of shade grown coffee, but also because of
Habitat Charlotte's close relationship with Habitat El Salvador. Finca Mauritania, where our coffee is
grown, overlooks Santa Ana and hundreds of homes built in El Salvador with hands from Charlotte.



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This truly gives new meaning to the term "House Coffee."

Luna's Living Kitchen
2102 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: 704-333-0008
lunaslivingkitchen@gmail.com
http://www.lunaslivingkitchen.com/Home.html

Welcome to a new restaurant experience, a place with the peaceful heart of home and the living art
of fresh vegan and raw foods. Luna's Living Kitchen is a blessing to its caretakers and an offering to
the community. So we are happy to announce a newly born opportunity for all of us in Charlotte to
enjoy and support organic and local foods. We serve food based on respect for nature, community,
and family using organic, local, raw, and vegan ingredients.

Mimosa Grill
327 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704-343-0700
Fax: 704-343-9002
Contact: Jon Fortes
http://www.mimosagrill.com/

Mimosa Grill seeks artisans, farmers & craftsmen whose dedication and passion for food create the
finest ingredients possible. We bring these fresh, natural products straight from the farm to your fork.

Featuring many local menu options from nearby farms, including Rockhouse Farms beef, local
organic greens, and other produce.

Nova's Bakery and Coffee Shop
1511 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Tel: 704-333-5566
Fax: 704-333-5567
Contact: Vlado and Sladjana Novakovic
http://www.novasbakery.com

Natural and Organic Fresh European Breads

From our brick oven to your home or to your favorite restaurant we make European breads and
pastries daily. We produce European crusty bread with a soft inside. Bakers blend a variety of
grains, seeds and herbs into traditional recipes to create breads with the unique and unforgettable
flavors of old Europe. Offering specialty breads like brioche, kalamata olive loafs and ficelle, we also
provide the city with traditional European favorites such as baguettes, focaccia and country
sourdough breads. Drop in to our bakery coffee shop. Relax and enjoy some coffee and a pastry at
Nova's. We offer a wide variety of coffee, drinks and baked delights to help break up your work day
or weekend.

Pewter Rose Bistro
1820 South Blvd, Second Floor, Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: 704-332-8149
Fax: 704-333-7075
Contact: Blake Dewey



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pewterose@msn.com
http://www.pewterose.com

Pewter Rose Bistro is an eclectic fine dining bistro and metropolitan night club offering
internationally-influenced American food and wine in the heart of Charlotte's historic South End and
the Dilworth neighborhood. At the Pewter Rose, we use numerous organic, sustainable, free-range
and Earth Friendly products on our highly seasonal menu. While various restrictions prevent us from
offering a completely organic menu, we select items that may have the most impact on our guests'
healthy eating. We currently use several organic chicken and turkey products, hormone/antibiotic
free beef, as well as some organic lettuces and produce. Several local farms provide all our herbs
and some vegetables during the local growing season. A friend and former employee also grows
heirloom tomats and vegetables for us during the summer. Vegetarian concerns are also always
considered when we create our seasonal menus. Numerous lunch/dinner items and our award
winning desserts are easy choices for lacto-ovo vegetarians. Many more items on the menu are
compatible for various vegetarian diets with simple preparation change requests. We also offer a
nightly special for our strict vegan friends.

Real Food Charlotte
2102 South Blvd. #150, Charlotte, NC 28209
Tel: 704-910-9694
realfoodcharlotte@yahoo.com
http://www.realfoodclt.com

Offers mostly raw foods and also simple vegetarian and vegan soups, salads and sandwiches.

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 3pm, & 5pm - 8pm (to go only)
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Berrybrook Farm Natural Foods Pantry
1257 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: 704-334-6528
berrybrookfarm@bellsouth.net
http://berrybrookfarm.com/home.htm

Small vegetarian outlet with a daily selection of soups, sandwiches, and other prepared items.

Earth Fare
Charlotte - Ballantyne
12235 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Tel: 704-926-1201
charlotte120@earthfare.com
http://www.earthfare.com/

Earth Fare provides a healthy selection of naturally-raised and organic meats. None of their meat
products contain antibiotics or hormones. Beyond the usual suspects of chicken, turkey, beef, and
pork, Earth Fare also features more exotic or hard-to-find meats such as ostrich, venison, and
various poultry breeds. While not every location may carry a certain product, such as duck or capon,
anything can be ordered with ease. The emphasis on sustainably raised, all-natural products
extends to produce as well, as many of their fruits and vegetables are raised on local, organic farms.


Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Earth Fare
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
12235 N. Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Tel: 704-926-1201
charlotte120@earthfare.com
http://www.earthfare.com/OurStores/Charlotte%20Ballantyne.aspx

Ask for Goodnight Brothers ham made from the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association's
Animal Welfare Approved pork.

Earth Fare
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
721 Governor Morrison Street Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-749-5042
Charlotte125@earthfare.com
http://www.earthfare.com/OurStores/Charlotte%20South%20Park.aspx

Ask for Goodnight Brothers ham made from the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association's
Animal Welfare Approved pork.

Earth Fare
Charlotte - South Park
721 Governor Morrison Street , Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-749-5042
Charlotte125@earthfare.com



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http://www.earthfare.com/

Earth Fare provides a healthy selection of naturally-raised and organic meats. None of their meat
products contain antibiotics or hormones and Earth Fare guarantees that all of their animals were
raised on a strict, 100% vegetarian diet. The emphasis on sustainably raised, all-natural products
extends to produce as well, as many of their fruits and vegetables are raised on local, organic farms.


Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Earth Fare
Huntersville
14021 Boren St, Huntersville, NC 28078
Tel: 704-875-3122
Huntersville160@earthfare.com
http://www.earthfare.com/

Earth Fare provides a healthy selection of naturally-raised and organic meats. None of their meat
products contain antibiotics or hormones and Earth Fare guarantees that all of their animals were
raised on a strict, 100% vegetarian diet. The emphasis on sustainably raised, all-natural products
extends to produce as well, as many of their fruits and vegetables are raised on local, organic farms.


Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Flying Fish Seafood and Company
Davidson, NC 28036
Tel: 704-562-7052
hattiesmarketnews@gmail.com
http://www.hattiesfreshmarket.com/

All of our Carolina seafood is certified wild caught and preservative free. We hand pick our seafood
personally which gs straight from the docks to our coolers then you. No giant processor or distributor
detour - our seafood has not been sitting in a warehouse waiting for a market!

We are at Davidson College on Thursdays and Fridays, and at the Davidson Farmers' Market on
Saturdays.

Healthy Home Market
261 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036
Tel: 704-892-6191
http://www.hemarket.com

Our motto is Organic - A Better Way to Grow. Our original location opened its doors 28 years ago as
a bulk supply store. Today, we have grown to three full-service and one express natural and
specialty foods stores.

We are committed to:

• Offering a comprehensive selection of healthy products, and supporting our surrounding



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communities through local partnerships and neighborhood outreach.

• Providing an educated staff in a welcoming environment to empower our customers to make
informed product selections.

Healthy Home Market
2707 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Tel: 704-522-8123
http://www.hemarket.com

Our motto is Organic - A Better Way to Grow. Our original location opened its doors 28 years ago as
a bulk supply store. Today, we have grown to three full-service and one express natural and
specialty foods stores.

We are committed to:

• Offering a comprehensive selection of healthy products, and supporting our surrounding
communities through local partnerships and neighborhood outreach.

• Providing an educated staff in a welcoming environment to empower our customers to make
informed product selections.

Healthy Home Market
5410 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212
Tel: 704-536-4663
http://www.hemarket.com

Our motto is Organic - A Better Way to Grow. Our original location opened its doors 28 years ago as
a bulk supply store. Today, we have grown to three full-service and one express natural and
specialty foods stores.

We are committed to:

• Offering a comprehensive selection of healthy products, and supporting our surrounding
communities through local partnerships and neighborhood outreach.

• Providing an educated staff in a welcoming environment to empower our customers to make
informed product selections.

Home Economist
South End
2707 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28209
Tel: 704-536-4663
se@hemarket.com
http://www.hemarket.com/

The Home Economist has provided the area with fresh and natural food products for more than 25
years.

At Home Economist Market, we are committed to:



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Offering a wide range of nutritional lifestyle options to the diverse communities that we serve

Providing an educated staff in a welcoming environment to empower our customers to make
informed product selections

Continually striving to be a prosperous company for the growth & benefit of our employees,
customers, vendors, & community


Store Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm
Sun. 10am-7pm

Home Economist
Independence
5410 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28212
Tel: 704-536-4663
ind@hemarket.com
http://www.hemarket.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=9E2183FD37B64468846
0B56FF8928F28

The Independence location of Home Economist dsn't feature as deep of a meat selection as the
South End store, as it mainly caters to vegetarians. But the store ds carry an assortment of cold cuts
and all-natural frozen sausages.

Store Hours:

Monday through Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

Home Economist
Davidson
261 Griffith Street, Davidson, NC 28036
Tel: 704-892-6191
dav@hemarket.com
http://www.hemarket.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=9E2183FD37B64468846
0B56FF8928F28

The Home Economist has provided the area with fresh and natural food products for more than 25
years.

At Home Economist Market, we are committed to:

¢Offering a wide range of nutritional lifestyle options to the diverse communities that we serve

¢Providing an educated staff in a welcoming environment to empower our customers to make
informed product selections




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¢Continually striving to be a prosperous company for the growth & benefit of our employees,
customers, vendors, & community


Store Hours:

Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm

Sun. 11am-7pm

The Bradford Store
Locally Grown Organic Produce Farmers Market
15915 Davidson-Concord Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Tel: 704-439-4303
http://www.thebradfordstore.com

Located on Hwy. 73 in Huntersville, North Carolina, The Bradford Store brings you back to the good
old days of fresh, local, hand-prepared, and hand-selected foods at fair prices. We offer a huge
selection of imported, organic and naturally grown local produce.

Every day brings new products to the store like:

* In-season, field-ripened, organically grown vegetables from our farm (spring, summer & fall)
* Hoop Cheese
* Hand-made soaps & soy candles
* Delicious organic home-baked breads
* Hand-picked citrus fruits from Florida (winter)
* NC Mountain Apples (fall) & freshly pressed apple cider
* Cakes can be special ordered
* Yah's Salsa - many different varieties
* Homeland Creamery dairy products
* Goat Lady Dairy goat cheeses
* Circle “D” ground beef

See what's Fresh Now! The store is stocked on a daily basis.

***The Bradford Store ds not ship items.

The Fresh Market
Cornelius
20623 Torrence Chapel Road , Cornelius, NC 28031
Tel: 704-892-8802
http://www.freshmarket.com

Local produce selection.

Inviting…comfortable…convenient. Our stores evoke different responses for every customer. Maybe
you enjoy our daily sampling and the opportunity to warm up with a cup of coffee while you shop. Or
maybe you expect the great service our butcher provides each time you hand-select your meat and
seafood. Whatever the reason you shop TFM, our stores boast a warm friendly atmosphere and an



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accommodating staff.

Our stores convey the atmosphere of an old world European market, all under one roof, where you
can visit an array of departments: our old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and
floral stands, and delicatessen. Feel free to help yourself to a sample of freshly brewed coffee while
you stroll down the wide aisles of our store. The open air feel of our market presents a feast for the
senses as colors and fragrant smells fill the atmosphere and classical music plays wafts through the
air. Our staff is on hand to answer all your food questions and to talk about the day's fresh offerings.
You will find it refreshing to have all of your perishables available unpackaged, allowing you to select
just what you want. We accept checks and most major credit cards and will cheerfully carry your
groceries to your car.

The Fresh Market
Charlotte
7625 Pineville/Matthews Rd , Charlotte, NC 28226
Tel: 704-541-1882
http://www.freshmarket.com

Local produce selection.

Inviting…comfortable…convenient. Our stores evoke different responses for every customer. Maybe
you enjoy our daily sampling and the opportunity to warm up with a cup of coffee while you shop. Or
maybe you expect the great service our butcher provides each time you hand-select your meat and
seafood. Whatever the reason you shop TFM, our stores boast a warm friendly atmosphere and an
accommodating staff.

Our stores convey the atmosphere of an old world European market, all under one roof, where you
can visit an array of departments: our old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and
floral stands, and delicatessen. Feel free to help yourself to a sample of freshly brewed coffee while
you stroll down the wide aisles of our store. The open air feel of our market presents a feast for the
senses as colors and fragrant smells fill the atmosphere and classical music plays wafts through the
air. Our staff is on hand to answer all your food questions and to talk about the day's fresh offerings.
You will find it refreshing to have all of your perishables available unpackaged, allowing you to select
just what you want. We accept checks and most major credit cards and will cheerfully carry your
groceries to your car.

The Fresh Market
Charlotte
4223 Providence Road , Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 704-365-6659
http://www.freshmarket.com

Local produce selection.

Inviting…comfortable…convenient. Our stores evoke different responses for every customer. Maybe
you enjoy our daily sampling and the opportunity to warm up with a cup of coffee while you shop. Or
maybe you expect the great service our butcher provides each time you hand-select your meat and
seafood. Whatever the reason you shop TFM, our stores boast a warm friendly atmosphere and an
accommodating staff.




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Our stores convey the atmosphere of an old world European market, all under one roof, where you
can visit an array of departments: our old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and
floral stands, and delicatessen. Feel free to help yourself to a sample of freshly brewed coffee while
you stroll down the wide aisles of our store. The open air feel of our market presents a feast for the
senses as colors and fragrant smells fill the atmosphere and classical music plays wafts through the
air. Our staff is on hand to answer all your food questions and to talk about the day's fresh offerings.
You will find it refreshing to have all of your perishables available unpackaged, allowing you to select
just what you want. We accept checks and most major credit cards and will cheerfully carry your
groceries to your car.

Trader Joe's
Metropolitan Ave.
1133 Metropolitan Ave., Ste.100, Charlotte , NC 28204
Tel: 704-334-0737
http://traderjoes.com/index.html

Trader J's is a grocery store franchise that offers high-quality natural products at low prices, and
offers unconventional and interesting products, as well as everyday basics.

Trader J's boasts organic produce, dairy, meats, whole grains, dry goods and cleaning products, as
well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food items. All Trader J's private label products contain
NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives; NO MSG; NO added trans fats; and are sourced from
non-genetically modified ingredients.

Visit your local Trader J's to indulge in interesting, upscale products at terrific low prices.

Trading Hours: 9am - 9pm


Trader Joe's
East Arbors Dr.
1820 East Arbors Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262
Tel: 704-688-9578
http://traderjoes.com/index.html

Trader J's is a grocery store franchise that offers high-quality natural products at low prices, and
offers unconventional and interesting products, as well as everyday basics.

Trader J's boasts organic produce, dairy, meats, whole grains, dry goods and cleaning products, as
well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food items. All Trader J's private label products contain
NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives; NO MSG; NO added trans fats; and are sourced from
non-genetically modified ingredients.

Visit your local Trader J's to indulge in interesting, upscale products at terrific low prices.

Trading Hours: 9am - 9pm


Trader Joe's
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6418 Rea Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277
Tel: 704-543-5249
http://traderjoes.com/index.html

Trader J's is a grocery store franchise that offers high-quality natural products at low prices, and
offers unconventional and interesting products, as well as everyday basics.

Trader J's boasts organic produce, dairy, meats, whole grains, dry goods and cleaning products, as
well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food items. All Trader J's private label products contain
NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives; NO MSG; NO added trans fats; and are sourced from
non-genetically modified ingredients.

Visit your local Trader J's to indulge in interesting, upscale products at terrific low prices.

Trading Hours: 9am - 9pm




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     “An individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change”
All At Once is Jack Johnson’s social action network, where you can make a positive change in your local
and world community through your actions, your voice, and your choice. This year’s All At Once campaign
features over 150 non-profit groups, many of which focus on supporting sustainable local food systems,
community gardens, or farm-to-school projects, as well as plastic free initiatives. Jack Johnson tour
proceeds will go to these groups to support their projects. Here is what you can do to get involved:




                                  YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!




Plant a garden.
• Grow your own food at home or in a community garden. Get connected with other gardeners
  at kitchengardeners.org
• Get involved in a school garden to connect kids to nature through hands-on learning.
  Learn step by step how to get your school garden growing and check out creative classroom
  gardening projects at kidsgardening.com
• Join the growing Farm to School movement to support serving healthy and locally sourced
  school lunches. Visit the National Farm to School Network to find a program in your area at
  farmtoschool.org



Strive to be plastic free.
• Pledge to reduce your plastic waste. Take Surfrider Foundation’s
  RiseAbovePlastics.org pledge and PlasticPollutionCoalition.org’s
  S.U.P.E.R. Hero Pledge and learn more about what you can do to
  be plastic free.
• Carry your own reusable bag and water bottle wherever you go.
  Nearly every plastic bottle ever made still exists today. Do your part
  and reuse!
• Get involved with projects that are raising awareness about
  plastic free alternatives. Check out what others are doing to make a statement. Follow the
  ThePlastiki.org voyage across the South Pacific and see what the Algalita Marine Research
  Foundation (Algalita.org) has discovered in the North Pacific Gyre.


        Connect to the All At Once non-profit partners promoting
        sustainable local food systems – visit AllAtOnce.org/nonprofits




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                          LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!




Support a vision for sustainable
agriculture and healthy food.
• Sign the Roots of Change Food Declaration for Healthy
  Food and Agriculture fooddeclaration.org Ask legislators
  to take a closer look at how we grow, distribute, and prepare
  food in order to meet our growing food needs without
  compromising our health or the environment.
• Contact your legislators and support healthy lunches in school. Go to Slow Food’s
  Time for Lunch petition (bit.ly/DU3LP) and join the national movement. Visit TheLunchBox.
  org to support the One More Dollar a Day for Healthy School Food effort and ask Congress
  to invest in healthy school lunches for every child.
• Stay informed on Food and Farm Policy Issues with Head Count. Stay up to date
  on the latest news in sustainable agriculture and get involved by volunteering and taking
  legislative action.



Support legislation that reduces
single use plastics.
                            • Join the Take Back the Tap Campaign. Ditch single-use
                              bottled water, support local water infrastructure, and refill at
                              the tap. Join the Take Back the Tap Campaign (bit.ly/dCkzce)
                            • Support local and national efforts to reduce single
                              use plastics. If you’re in California, send a letter to your

    Vote                      Assemblymember in support of Heal the Bay’s plastic ban (bit.
                              ly/aTegha) to ban single use plastic bags, limit the distribution of
                              paper bags, and require reusable bags for purchases.
                            • Stay informed on Plastic Free Initiatives. Check out
                              riseaboveplastics.blogspot.com.


    Connect to the All At Once non-profit partners promoting
    sustainable local food systems – visit AllAtOnce.org/nonprofits




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                              MAKE CONSCIOUS PURCHASING DECISIONS




Choose to buy seasonal,
locally grown, organic food.
• Eat at restaurants that serve local organic produce. Check out this Guide to Good Food from
  the EatWellGuide.org for a list of local and sustainable eating options.
• Shop at your local farmers market or farm stand. Visit LocalHarvest.org for a farm or market
  near you.
• Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Become a share-holder of a local farm,
  support its operation, and receive fresh food throughout the growing season.




Choose plastic free packaging
and say no to bottled water.
              • Purchase products with no or minimal plastic packaging. Choose to purchase
                items in bulk and look for products made out of recycled and/or biocompostable
                materials with the least amount of packaging.
              • Support restaurants that use alternatives to plastic take-out materials.
                All across the nation there are programs that promote plastic free businesses,
                here are a few examples: GreenPlate.org in Atlanta, Georgia, Plastic Free Hawaii
                (bit.ly/bxJtNY) and Where’s your bag (bit.ly/txvXi) in Santa Barbara, California.
              • Make a choice not to buy bottled water. Take the FilterForGood pledge at
                filterforgood.com and watch the Story of Bottled Water to learn about manufactured
                demand and why bottled water isn’t always the best choice.




       Connect to the All At Once non-profit partners promoting
       sustainable local food systems – visit AllAtOnce.org/nonprofits




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ABOUT JACK JOHNSON’S GREEN ACTIVISM
Jack Johnson, and his wife Kim, have spent the last seven years effecting change in their home state of
Hawaii and worldwide through involvement in many social and environmental issues. Their Kokua Hawaii
Foundation and Kokua Festival support environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities.
Jack Johnson’s 2008 tour and CD, Sleep Through the Static, set a new precedent in the music industry by
taking an eco-friendly approach to all aspects of production. In conjunction with his 2008 world tour, Johnson
launched the AllAtOnce.org campaign and gave 100% of his tour profits to local non-profit partners through
his newly established Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.

In 2010, Jack Johnson released his newest album, To The Sea, on his own label Brushfire Records and
embarked on another world tour. To The Sea was recorded at his solar-powered studio and will be released
in eco-friendly packaging. His world tour will continue to lead the way in sustainable touring efforts to reduce
its environmental impact in significant ways. This year’s All At Once campaign will focus on supporting non-
profit groups and engaging fans in the realms of plastic waste reduction and sustainable local food systems.
As in 2008, Jack Johnson will once again donate 100% of his tour profits to charity.

Here is a brief snapshot of Jack Johnson’s activism:

KOKUA HAWAII FOUNDATION
In 2003 the Johnsons founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports
environmental education in the schools and communities of Johnson’s native home state of Hawaii. The
Foundation’s mission is to provide students with exciting and interactive encounters that will enhance their
appreciation for, and understanding of, their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. In
addition to several school programs, the Foundation’s work has expanded with local community events and
environmental action campaigns. Visit kokuahawaiifoundation.org for more information.

KOKUA FESTIVAL
The Johnsons created and produce the Kokua Festival, which is now heading into its sixth year.
The Festival raises funds for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation programs and also serves as an international
environmental education event that models green practices. All parties involved in producing the Festival
are committed to environmental sustainability– striving for a zero-waste and carbon-neutral event. Kokua
greening actions include the Earth Day Resolution campaign, zero-waste stations, water refill stations,
eco-friendly concert merchandise featuring US-made organic cotton and 100% post-consumer waste
recycled paper, use of local and sustainable biodiesel in production vehicles and generators, a Kokua
Village showcasing green companies and environmental non-profits, locally-grown organic concessions and
catering, bike valet and electric concert shuttles, and offsetting all festival CO2 emissions through renewable
energy programs in Hawaii. Visit kokuafestival.com for more information.

JOHNSON OHANA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
100% of Jack Johnson’s 2008 tour profits were used to establish the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation,
an endowment founded by Jack and his wife Kim to support environmental, art and music education now
and into the future. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation has made over $750,000 in donations to
date and as part of the 2010 world tour, will offer direct and matching donations to All At Once partner non-
profits.




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1% FOR THE PLANET
In 2004, Jack Johnson became the 50th member of 1% For The Planet.
Johnson’s 2005 release of In Between Dreams became the first album to
carry the 1% label and his 2005 world tour promoted the 1% For The Planet
mission and brand and helped to launch the organization. Today 1% For
The Planet is a growing global movement of more than 700 companies that
donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 1,500 environmental
organizations worldwide. In the process, these companies pave the
way for more corporate responsibility in the business community. Visit
onepercentfortheplanet.org for more information.

GREEN TOURING
Jack Johnson’s tour production team is at the forefront of the green touring movement, effecting change
at many levels in the industry. In 2005, Jack Johnson, along with his crew, MusicMatters and leading
environmental scientists developed the EnviroRider, an environmental handbook presenting eco-friendly
options and actions for the various components of tour production. For Johnson’s 2008 tour, the EnviroRider
was updated to reflect new technologies and practices, and to include more stringent policies for venue
participation, requiring compliance with waste reduction, recycling, and CO2 offsetting guidelines. In 2008,
Johnson enlisted the help of environmental non-profit Reverb to execute all onsite tour greening efforts and
fan outreach. With the help of MusicMatters, Reverb and the cooperation of fans and venues around the
world, Johnson was successful in not only implementing changes for his tour dates but also in engaging fans
and encouraging venues to adopt lasting sustainable practices.

For Johnson’s 2010 world tour, his production team, with the support of Reverb, will continue to pave the
way in green touring practices. Tour trucks and coaches will use sustainable biodiesel where possible
to reduce CO2 emissions. Fans will be incentivized to use mass transportation and the All At Once ride
share program. All tour merchandise will be made from sustainable materials with a focus on reusables
and renewables. The tour will collaborate with local food producers in each community to promote and
provide locally grown and organic foods. Waste reduction measures will be expanded with on-site water refill
stations along with bio-ware, composting and recycling. After all energy conservation measures have been
taken, remaining CO2 emissions will be offset through support of a variety of carbon management projects.
Visit jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening for tour details.

ALL AT ONCE – FAN ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION
In 2008, Jack Johnson and crew launched All At Once, a social action network and global community
based on the belief that an individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change. All At Once
provides information, tools, and motivation to empower individuals to become active in their local and world
community. At the close of the 2008 world tour, All At Once raised over $900,000 for local non-profits and
generated over 250,000 individual actions. Visit AllAtOnce.org for more information.

The Village Green is where All At Once comes to life at Johnson’s concerts – fans connect with non-profit
partners, learn about environmental actions, capture environmental commitment photos, reduce plastic
waste by filling reusable bottles at water stations, and enter their AAO Passport for a chance to watch Jack’s
performance from the sidestage.




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NON-PROFIT SUPPORT AND COLLABORATION
Johnson’s 2010 tour is collaborating with over 150 hand-chosen community groups working in the realms of
plastic waste reduction, sustainable agriculture, community & school gardens, climate change, water quality,
and environmental education. Partnering non-profits are hosting volunteer events leading up to the shows
and using donated concert tickets to leverage new members or raise funds for their projects. Participating
non-profits interact with fans at the concerts in the “Village Green,” with the goal of raising awareness about
local issues and engaging community action. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation offers direct and
matching donations to all non-profit tour partners in addition to the expanded support and promotion they
receive from the All At Once online community.

2010 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT GOALS
Impacts will be tracked throughout Johnson’s 2010 world tour to demonstrate how collective action
can result in significant change. An end-of-tour report will be available at www.AllAtOnce.org and
jackjohnsonmusic.com. Measurable actions include:
     • Number of All At Once pledges on site and online
     • Number of participants in local environmental events & projects leading up to the concert
     • Dollars raised for local All At Once non-profit partners
     • Tons of CO2 reduced from All At Once & tour efforts (ride sharing, carbon offsets, biodiesel)
     • Number of plastic bags and water bottles replaced by reusables
     • Pounds of waste recycled/composted at the venues

BRUSHFIRE RECORDS LABEL GREENING
Jack Johnson’s record label, Brushfire Records, is blazing a trail in environmental responsibility among
record labels. Brushfire is headquartered in a newly-renovated green building, leveraging a number of
innovative features to keep their environmental impact low.

These features include: solar panels that provide all power for offices and studio, interior/exterior wall
insulation made from 100% post consumer waste (cotton from blue jean scraps), a Duro-Last green roof
and recycled shingles, refinished hardwood, cork and marmoleum flooring, and low VOC paints and
primers. In addition, the record label pays close attention to its internal operations, monitoring energy use
and increasing efficiency through lighting and fixtures, reducing office waste and ensuring company-wide
recycling, composting, sourcing sustainable goods for office supplies and other operational needs, and
offsetting all company CO2 emissions.

Brushfire has also worked to get its clients and colleagues on board. The label is a member of 1% for
the Planet and encourages its artists to do the same. In addition, Brushfire convinced Universal (their
manufacturer/distributor) to use FSC-certified recycled paper for all their Brushfire music and film releases,
developed the first 100% recycled plastic tray, and piloted a new form of environmental packaging called
Eco-Pac.

Brushfire Records is also a founding member of the recently launched Green Music Group. Brushfire will
be working with other Green Music Group members to develop industry greening standards that will assist
other labels, artists, venues, and music industry professionals in implementing sustainable practices. Visit
brushfirerecords.com for more information.

              Media contact:
              Fresh and Clean Media
              Shelby Meade 310-313-7200
              Shelby@freshcleanmedia.com




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