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

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Lowcountry Street Grocery Bus Hopes to Drive out Hunger with help from CFSA Business Development Consultinglowcountry street grocery

One of our 2015 inspiring member stories by Stephanie Campbell, CFSA’s Outreach Coordinator CFSA’s mission is to help people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food. We have a proven track record of training farmers to grow organically, increasing access to high-value markets for small-scale farms, and advocating for farm and food policy reform. But, [...] Learn More >>

Beginning Farmers – the Future of our Food SystemBen Street - Lomax FIT

One of our 2015 inspiring member stories by Stephanie Campbell, CFSA’s Outreach Coordinator The USDA estimates that about 70% of farmland will change hands over the next two decades.   The average age of farmers today is 57.   As many as 50% of US farmers will retire in the next ten years.   Just two years ago Ben Street was living and working in [...] Learn More >>

Pork Checkoff Misuse Troubling Small FarmersPigs from Hickory Nut Gap Farm

by Marianna Spence, CFSA Membership Coordinator, and Rochelle Sparko, CFSA Policy Director Photo with permission from Hickory Nut Gap Farm Every pork producer is required to pay a few cents for every dollar of pork they sell to the National Pork Board. Why? Because pork producers have voted to have a “checkoff program.” Checkoff money is supposed [...] Learn More >>