Saltwater Connections is a regional initiative aimed at sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources along North Carolina’s central coast, from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.

What’s New

  • Fishermen’s alliance delivers bluefish to Cape community
    September 28, 2014
    Beatrice Fox couldn’t wait for fisherman Tom Smith to hand her the packages of bluefish, caught and frozen just days before. Her mother, Eleanor Fox, knows the fish is best when seasoned and baked in the oven. But 14-year-old Beatrice will only have it one way. “If I fry it,” Fox said. The Fox family were one of ...
  • Slow Money invests in small food enterprises
    September 26, 2014
    Consumers who want to support local food and farms aren’t limited anymore to buying locally produced veggies, meats and cheeses. They can make direct investments big or small into local food businesses through a national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers. Since the national network started in 2010, Slow ...
  • Barnraiser: New crowdfunding platform
    September 26, 2014
    Barnraiser is a social and funding community that allows its members to influence and scale the food movement by connecting to innovators of sustainable food and farming, celebrating their stories, and collectively backing projects that shape how we farm and eat, locally and globally. We are interested in any and all projects that move us collectively ...
    September 24, 2014
    Buxton, NC (September 24, 2014) – Saltwater Connections is pleased to announce it has received a $11,600 grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation.  These funds will support the Coastal Voices oral history project, providing online access to Outer Banks oral history interviews conducted between 1974 and 2003 for the Southern Oral History Project and ...
  • NC Fish Fry: Farmer’s Market Hosts Seafood Day
    September 12, 2014
    John Aydlett is the Seafood Marketing Specialist for the state Agriculture Department. He called yesterday’s event a success, even though it’s the first time there has ever been a Seafood Day at the Farmer’s Market. “I guess the Farmer’s Markets have never really embraced the seafood industry,” said Aydlett. “But I think they’re coming around finally, ...
  • Coastal Voices Broadcast is September 16, 2014
    September 11, 2014
    The next Coastal Voices broadcast on Radio Hatteras (99.9 and 101.5 FM) is 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The broadcast includes stories about Hurricane Isabel, Day at the Docks, music- makers Steve Burrus and Calvin Burrus, net reels, barber Damon Gray, the Ada Mae skipjack, and Miss Maggie’s flour-bag underwear. The stories are told ...
  • State Farmers Market hosts first Seafood Day Thursday
    September 8, 2014
    RALEIGH – On Thursday, Sept. 11, the State Farmers Market will host its first-ever Seafood Day, highlighting the state’s seafood and aquaculture industries. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature cooking demonstrations, free samples and information. The state’s seafood and aquaculture industries have a significant impact on local economies. According to ...

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