Our Mission

Grow Local & Organic

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is on a mission to bring local, organic food to your table from a farmer who shares your values.

Our vision is a vibrant, sustainable food system that is
good for consumers, good for farmers and farmworkers,
and good for the land.

We’re an active network of passionate folks and we need your help!  

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Run for FSA Office In Your County

The USDA announced on June 9, 2015 that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees would begin on June 15, 2015. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “It is important [...] Take Action >>

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Background A battle is raging over labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There is broad consumer demand for labeling these products, and a federal court has determined that state laws requiring labeling are unlikely to violate the US Constitution. But the biotech and grocery store industries continue to expend effort and millions of dollars [...] Take Action >>

Healthy Food Small Retailer/Corner Store Act

Background There is a growing movement to increase fresh, healthy food access in corner stores and convenience stores. Many people living in food desert areas often can only access food that is available for purchase at these types of stores. Over the past several years, there have been multiple county and city level initiatives in North [...] Take Action >>

The Sweet Potato

Five Tasty Tips for Putting Good Food on Your Tablechild with pizza dough

by Fawn Pattison, CFSA Member from Raleigh, NC Despite the occasional panic attack caused by weeknight cooking, eating good-for-you food that is grown responsibly and hopefully not-too–far-away is very very high on my priority list. I put a lot of stock in feeding my kids (and myself) food without residues of neurotoxic, carcinogenic, or otherwise doom-inducing [...] Learn More >>

Connecting to Something Bigger: Farm-to-fork at The Eddy PubTheEddy1

By guest blogger Claire Haslam, Co-Owner of The Eddy Pub, located in Saxapahaw, NC. The Eddy Pub has a serious mission regarding local impact, and continues walking the talk by consistently using 80% or more local, organic, non-GMO, antibiotic/hormone free food on the daily menu. Some of our most satisfying moments are seeing the farmers in all [...] Learn More >>

For the Love of Family, Farm, Cheese and CommunityFabian and Sandra

By Marianna Spence, CFSA’s Membership Coordinator  Their children, Fermin and Fiamma, were four and five years old when the Lujan family moved to the United States 16 years ago to an apartment in Burlington, NC. In Argentina Fabian and Sandra were beekeepers, with more than 80 hives at one point. Even so, they considered beekeeping a side [...] Learn More >>