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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.

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

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Make Raw Milk Legal in NC

Background People in North Carolina cannot legally buy raw milk for their own consumption. The law in NC says that any raw milk sold in NC can only be fed to animals. It hasn’t always been this way. Before 2004, North Carolina law allowed herd-shares; meaning that people interested in drinking raw milk could buy–either by [...] Take Action >>

Don’t Let NC Hide Animal Abuse

Background Around the country, legislators have introduced laws designed to stifle the exposure of illegal animal abuse at agricultural facilities. Proponents of these laws claim that the legislation is necessary to protect private property. Opponents of the laws claim that these bills inhibit transparency, threaten whistleblowers with criminal or civil liability, and generally erode the ability [...] 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 >>

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An Evening to Remembervivian-and-roland

When Scott Avett, Joe Kwon and Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers and Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer come together to support the Lomax Farm beautiful things happen by Elizabeth Read, Communications and Development Director Ben Knight, Vivian Howard, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon When CFSA stepped up and took over the administration of [...] Learn More >>

Advocating to Put Better Meals on School Children’s PlatesFarm-to-School-Fly-In-Cliff-Pilson

by Jared Cates, Community Mobilizer Sweet potatoes at CV Pilson Farm in Moore County The Pilson family farm, known as CV Pilson Farm, has been in Moore County, North Carolina for five generations. Twenty-three year old Cliff Pilson followed his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather into farming. Historically a sweet potato and tobacco farm, Cliff is [...] Learn More >>

CFSA and Local Farmers Urge Governor to Veto Anti-whistle Blower BillWill Bahr, Prodigal Farm; Suzanne Nelson, Haw River Ranch; Genell Pridgen, Rainbow Meadow Farm; Kathryn Spann, Prodigal Farm

by Rochelle Sparko, CFSA Policy Director Will Bahr, Prodigal Farm; Suzanne Nelson, Haw River Ranch; Genell Pridgen, Rainbow Meadow Farm; Kathryn Spann, Prodigal Farm   Yesterday, I was fortunate to have the chance to meet three wonderful, impassioned CFSA farmer-members in downtown Raleigh. These three farmers drove all the way to the capital to take a stand against [...] Learn More >>