Through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, a state wide campaign called the NC 10% Campaign has been created to help promote the use of local produce and food products to support local farmers and artisans.
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High Country Grown is a marketing initiative launched by the Watauga Food Council to promote restaurants and value-added businesses that source locally-produced products in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina, including Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Boone.
F.A.R.M. Full Circle is a food recovery and redistribution program of F.A.R.M. Café. They collect imperfect fruits and vegetables, over-ordered food items, and other products at risk of going to waste from local grocers, farmers, and small businesses. Each week, volunteers prepare ready-to-eat meals, meal kits, and other value-added products using recovered foods.