Papa Spud's is a farm to fork delivery service, working to bring the entire NC food landscape to your front door!
Since 2008 we have been expanding our network of local growers and food artisans, and are happy to be able to offer
over 200 food products a week, and we are still growing! Our goal is to greatly improve access to local foods in our
community through transparency, communication, affordability, and the convenience of our delivery infrastructure.
Here are just a few reasons we think you will love working with Papa Spud's:
- Wide variety of NC products!
You will not find a greater variety of NC produce anywhere else, outside of a farmers market. We offer all the seasonal staples
such as strawberries, blueberries, sweet corn, peaches, summer squashes, etc. as well as lots and lots of specialty produce grown by
small local growers that you will never find in a grocery store. We have over 150 different local options every week!
- Superior freshness, quality, and flavor!
By working with local growers, products can be fully ripened on the vine, picked and delivered to your door within 48 hours of harvest.
By allowing products to fully ripen, the flavor is far superior and you will recognize an immediate difference between fresh local produce
and produce picked unripe and shipped across the country to a grocery store. We publish a market report every week giving you details into
how each harvest is going and what you can expect week to week.
We understand that affordability is an important concern for every family. On average our prices are equivalent to grocery store prices
when comparing like items (organic to organic, etc.). We also work hard to communicate how seasons affect pricing, and let you know which
items are at their peak season resulting in prices that are often less than the grocery store, and which items are still out of season and
- Support your community!
By purchasing from local farms and food artisans, you are supporting your neighbors and helping to further develop our local food
infrastructure. In the 6 short years that we have been operating Papa Spud's we have seen more and more people getting into farming in
our state, more growers expanding into new crops, more growers testing seasonal boundaries and investing in agricultural infrastructure.
This is the result of people like you in our community deciding to support local agriculture and providing these growers with a market to
sell their goods and expand their operations. This is an extremely positive development for everyone, and everyone should be happy and proud
to support local agriculture.
Purchasing seasonal products from local farms is a fantastic opportunity to get back to nature and reconnect with what food really is.
We work very hard to explain how seasons work, when products are available, when they are at their peak, when
quality is best, when it might not be so good, and how to use new produce offerings that you may not be familiar with. We offer at least
6 different varieties of eggplant, 8+ varieties of tomatoes, hybrid varieties of greens and cabbage, heirloom cantaloupes, and many other
interesting products that have been lost in today's industrial food landscape. Purchasing from local farms gives us the opportunity to get
back to our food roots, experiment with new products, some products you'll love, others you may hate, but you will become a much more
educated food consumer and will learn a lot about what real food is.
- Convenient and easy!
Not to mention, we deliver to your front door! Easy!