Freshspire Suppliers

These local farmers and food suppliers are taking the extra step to help reduce food waste in the community. 


Carolina Mushroom Farm

Owner: Shahane Taylor

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Phone: (919) 593-2164

Location: Willow Spring, NC

Carolina Mushroom Farm, a veteran owned and operated farm, was founded in 2016 by Shahane Taylor. They strive to be a sustainable farm that provides fresh and local produce to the community. The farm specialize in the cultivation of Portabella, Baby Bella, Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms. They sell a variety of mushrooms at the State Farmers Market and other local markets and restaurants in the area.


DJ's Berry Patch

Owner: Darin and Jessica Jones

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Phone: (919) 600-4020

Location: Apex, NC

DJ’s Berry Patch is a family farm based out of Apex, NC. Darin and Jessica Jones own and operate this pre-picked or pick-your-own strawberry and produce farm. After the strawberry season ends in the summer, they offer pumpkins and mums in the fall and Christmas trees in the winter. Along with selling at their personal farm stand, they also sell at local markets including: Holly Springs Farmers Market and Apex Farmers Market.


Layton's Produce Co.

Owner: Jeff Pollard

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Phone: (919)833-6966

Location: Raleigh, NC

Layton’s Food Company is family owned and operated and has been in business since 1985. Layton’s offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and processed items including salad mixes, shredded carrots, shredded lettuce, and more. They have been serving the Triangle area for over 20 years including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Clayton, Wake Forest, Oxford, Butner, Hillsborough and Apex.


Sweet Peas Urban Garden

Owner: Tami Purdue

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Phone: (919) 457-6012

Location: Hillsborough, NC

Sweet Peas Urban Garden was started by Tami Purdue on her very own residential property. The garden itself is now located less than two miles from downtown Raleigh. Tami believes that urban farming is fundamental to the creation of healthy and sustainable food production for our rapidly growing metropolitan society. The team grows over 50 varieties of microgreens and vegetable shoots. They also specialize in edible flowers, wheatgrass and shiitake mushrooms.


Unique Food Co.

Owner: DeAngelis Family

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Phone: (919) 779-5600

Location: Garner, NC

Unique Food Company was founded in 1988 by Lou DeAngelis is remains owned and operated by the DeAngelis Family. The company has grown substantially over the years and is now located in Raleigh, NC in a 14,000 sq ft. food processing and distribution center. Unique Food is the only NC food distributor to have received the SQF 2000 Level 3 certification, the highest in food safety and quality. Their food distribution area includes several cities in NC including Fayetteville, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Chapel Hill and more.