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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.

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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

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Where are NC Farmers Markets Heading?Farmers Market Salem Neff (2)

by guest bloggers, Francesca Hyatt and Salem Neff of RAFI, who will be speaking at the Sustainable Ag. Conference in the Urban Farming/Creative Solutions track on Sunday With national headlines proclaiming “Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking?”, farmers markets are once again in the spotlight. Nationally, farmers markets have been on the rise over the past several decades. [...] Learn More >>

Producing Vermicompost to Increase Yields (or Farm Income!)Compost

By guest blogger, Rhonda Sherman, who will be speaking at the Sustainable Ag Conference during Saturday’s Soil and Seeds Track. Looking to diversify your farm income? Interested in converting manures and crop residues into value-added products? Vermicomposting may be an option for you. It is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to convert organic [...] Learn More >>

Funding Your Food and Ag BusinessFarm Dinner

By guest blogger, Margaret Gifford, who is speaking at the Sustainable Ag Conference during Saturday’s Farm Business track Northeast Farm Access Agricultural Center. Photo by Margaret Gifford Accessing capital can be a challenge for a food and agriculture business. The gap between investors and entrepreneurs is sometimes hard to bridge. Investors may lack understanding of farm and [...] Learn More >>