Hello! I’m Shy, the founder, head chef, and primary educator for Shy’s Fresh Eats. I’m extremely passionate about gardening, sustainability, plant education, and providing fresh, healthy, nutritious produce and herbs to the community.
I decided to combine my passions and start Shy’s Fresh Eats to provide the community with plant and gardening education, as well as handmade products crafted with love, using mostly produce and herbs from our own garden!
“Food deserts”- the lack of available local fresh produce options within the community- disproportionately affect areas of low socio-economic status, which tend to be heavily populated by Black people and other communities of color.
The Growing Education Program through Shy’s Fresh Eats is designed to provide education and access to information about the wide variety of fresh produce options available for our consumption, and to expand on this knowledge with empowerment to grow these fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your own backyard. Information is disseminated through gardening workshops, and access to seed kits and other gardening supplies to help new growers get started.
Priority is given to enrollees who are Black or from other communities of color, because they are disproportionately affected by this disparity. However, all are welcome. Please consider a donation to help keep these Growing Education Workshops free or low-cost, in order to ensure that our mission of reducing food deserts is being met.
Allow us to use our garden and plant care expertise to help you design, create, and start your garden. This includes both in-person and virtual educational instruction, hands on care, and consultation/follow up.
Instructional options include information about seed germination and planting, soil preparation, water/sunlight/temperature conditions, pests and disease management, and harvesting techniques.
Shy’s Fresh Eats sells handcrafted lemonade and fruit juice drinks infused with herbs and fruit grown in our urban farm/gardens right here in downtown Raleigh!
We have a variety of flavors, including rotating sugar-free flavors.
These drinks have sold out completely at every market and each event we’ve done! They come in a generous serving of 17oz aesthetically pleasing see-through pouches where you can see the fruits and herbs for yourself. Available in gallon sizes as well!
$10 – 17 oz
$40 – gallon (128 oz)
Hear from some of our happy customers who have used Shy’s Fresh Eats for garden design consultations, attended our workshops, and more!
You can purchase our refreshing drinks infused with herbs grown in our urban farm/gardens right here in downtown Raleigh! Now available in a variety of fresh flavors including a sugar-free flavor of the week!
Handcrafted blueberry mint fruit juice drink infused with herbs grown in our urban farm/gardens right here in downtown Raleigh!
At Shy’s Fresh Eats, we offer quality, customizable meal prep services using home-grown produce and herbs to ensure that you get fresh, healthy meals that are tailored to your needs!
We work with you to build a custom menu and meal plan that is designed with your tastes and nutritional goals in mind.
We prepare incredibly fresh meals for you, with most of the produce and herbs coming straight from our garden!
We package your meals in convenient, reusable food containers and deliver them right to your doorstep!
If you’re interested in our meal prep services or simply want to know more about what we offer and how we can work with you to build a custom meal plan for your specific needs, just fill out the contact form and we’ll get right back to you!