Eat Fresh, Local Food

Our farm partners use organic and sustainable practices. You can buy produce from our farmers by signing up for a “share” of their harvest — get a weekly subscription to their CSA (community supported agriculture). Or, consider dining at some local restaurants that source their food from nearby farms!

Our Principal Farmer

David McConnell

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David McConnell is the principal and head grower for Infinity Hundred Farms. He oversees production spaces (both hydroponic + in-the-dirt)  located at RCF in addition to other sites throughout downtown Raleigh, NC totaling over 30 acres – making Infinity Hundred Farms one of the largest urban farms in the United States. David incorporates farm practices based on permaculture and biodynamics. He is currently completing a degree in social sciences and writing a book all the while juggling being a father, artist, record producer, furniture designer and last but not least, a full-time farmer.

 

Seasonal Farm Partners

 

High Country Firs

High Country Firs is a local small business dedicated to providing sustainably harvested and transported Christmas Trees to the discerning customer.  Every fall — just after Thanksgiving — High Country Fir’s founder - Keith Chesnutt sets up shop at Raleigh City Farm. Keith started selling Christmas trees to fund his education at NC State University where he recently graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

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Growing On

Over the years, many farmers have grown up and moved on to new sites and exciting opportunities. Cheers to these ‘graduates’ of Raleigh City Farm!

 

Endless Sun & Triangle Hemp

Endless Sun occupied the hydroponic greenhouse at the north end of RCF, where they grew lettuce, microgreens, and basil. As their business grew, they expanded into more greenhouses in Durham, adding tomatoes as well as another new crop: hemp. Excited about the promise of hemp as a medicinal therapy for consumers and as a lucrative crop for NC farmers, Matt and Chase founded Triangle Hemp, a hemp nursery, in 2017.

 
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Farmers’ Collective

Farmers’ Collective was founded in 2016 by Chris Rumbley. Chris was the brains behind the design and development of Raleigh City Farm, and served as its first CEO. In that role he managed a broad range of strategic, administrative, and logistic operations for RCF. But his passion was always working directly with farmers, and he believed strongly in the good that would come when these farmers “clustered” their businesses together, selling collectively. Doing so gave them an advantage in an industry where small farms barely stand a chance these days. RCF had managed a food hub among its many activities, but in 2016, Chris spun off the hub as a separate formal venture: Farmers’ Collective was born and Chris became RCF’s newest entrepreneur.