Local Goodness Food Lion NC

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Find locally grown/made and affordable products through Food Lion’s Local Goodness program.

You may not think you’re supporting local when you shop at Food Lion, but we’re here to tell you that you’re—fortunately—wrong. Through the grocery store’s Local Goodness program, it sources quality, locally grown and affordable produce from area farmers and vendors in the Raleigh-Durham area to provide the wholesome food we put on our plates daily.

“Our Local Goodness program ties back to Food Lion’s overarching mission to provide customers with fresh and affordable food while giving back to the communities we serve,” says Kristin Wells, produce category manager for vegetables at Food Lion. “We realize how important it is for our customers to buy locally sourced products, and through our Local Goodness program, Food Lion customers can shop Local Goodness-tagged products and know exactly where their food is coming from.”

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Food Lion partners with over 40 growers throughout the state, both large and small—from Oxford to Nashville to, of course, Raleigh—including Cottle Farms in Faison, NC, and locally sourced vendors FreshPoint Raleigh and FreshPik Produce in Kenly, NC, just down the road from the City of Oaks.

And not only do these partnerships bring shoppers fresh, affordable produce, they also support local growers who provide jobs in communities close to home, says Wells. Another perk? Since the local produce is grown closer to home, the travel time from farm to store is shorter—translation: the produce is extra fresh and full of flavor since it has a bit more time to ripen before it needs to ship (!). 

Beyond produce grown and made in the state, the Local Goodness program also features products like chips, sauces and sausages. Raleigh-based vendors participating in the program include 1 in 6 Snacks and Bone Suckin’ Sauce. If you’re ISO Local Goodness products at your local Food Lion, simply look for the “Heart and Soul of Our Communities” tag in the meat/seafood, deli/bakery, and center store departments—and the “Local Goodness” tag on produce. Meal time never felt so good. 

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