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Locally Grown

Since we are a Carolinas-based company, we know how much it means to have the support of locals.   That's why we choose to support local farms and businesses by offering their products in our stores.  Here are just a few reasons why it's important to shop local:

NC 10% Campaign  

As a company, we are committed to the NC 10% Campaign.  This is an initiative to encourage North Carolinians - consumers, organizations, agencies, and businesses alike - to spend 10% of their food budget on locally grown and produced foods.  We are proud to exceed 10% and from May through August, we source over 20% of total produce from farmers within the state.

Locally Grown Club  

There's no better way to support locally grown produce at Lowes Foods than by joining the Locally Grown Club.  The program is only offered during the summer and you will receive a box of locally grown produce and/or items weekly.  Boxes include farmer's history, location, and great recipes that help our customers enjoy the seasonal contents of each box.  Go to our Locally Grown Club page for more details!

Get to know those who provide local items to Lowes Foods

Rockwell Farms - Rowan County, NC

Rockwell Farms is a family owned and operated greenhouse located in the heart of Rowan County.  The owner and patriarch of the family, Tom Abramowski, started the greenhouse in 1979 with only a half acre.  32 years later, the greenhouse now spans over 30 acres.  The Abramowski Family and their employees take pride in growing high quality poinsettias for Lowes Foods shoppers.

Lewis Berry Farms - Rocky Point, NC

Cal Lewis and his family have been farming strawberries and blueberries in Rocky Point, NC near Wilmington for decades.  The cool evenings and warm days are ideal for growing the quality local berries you've come to expect in spring and summer from Lowes Foods.

Foothills Brewing - Winston-Salem, NC

Foothills Brewing began in 2004 in Winston-Salem, NC, and has evolved into one of the top craft brewing operations in the southeast United States.  Ranked among ratebeer.com's 100 best breweries in the world, Foothills has garnered numerous awards for their beers, including seven Great American Beer Festival medals and three World Cup Beer medals, more than any other North Carolina-based brewery.

Fulcher's Seafood - Oriental, NC

Lowes Foods is committed to supporting and selling local seafood, so we have partnered with Fulcher's Point Pride Seafood to have our Local Carolina Shrimp caught and packed.  Fulcher's Seafood, owned and operated by Chris Fulcher, has been in business for around 100 years now, and is still to this day family owned.  Our local shrimp is packed and processed in Oriental, NC, which is 1 of the 4 processing plants owned by Fulcher's.  Lowes uses all 7 of Fulcher's shrimp vessels to help meet the Carolina Shrimp demand at our stores.

Fulcher's operates under USDC inspection and their plant and employees adhere to HACCP based production, which ensures proper handling of our shrimp.