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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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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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5 Things Your Farmer Wants You to Know about Good FoodRuss Vollmer

by guest blogger, Russ Vollmer, Vollmer Farm Surprises are a regular occurrence for farm families, as you all know very well. As farmers we embrace all of it, the good and not-so-good surprises that flavor our days doing what we love to do. 1. Good food starts with a promise and shared values Good food starts with a [...] Learn More >>

Southeast Regional Climate Hub – Weathering climate change through adaptive managementAdaptive management

by guest blogger, Sarah Wiener, SERCH Coordinator Climate change has been all over the news lately, from the drought in California, to the Pope’s Encyclical, to unpassed EPA regulations. Do you ever think, “Okay, I know this is important, I know it’s big, but what does it mean for my farm?” Lucky for you, there is [...] Learn More >>

5 Things Your Protein Farmer Wants You to Know about Pasture-raised FoodBull City Farm

by guest blogger, Samantha Gasson, Bull City Farm  You can visit Bull City Farm and 25 other amazing sustainable farms on the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour, Sept. 19-20.  Buy your tickets today! 1. Pasture raised meats help save, and improve, farmland. Farming of any type helps preserve farmland and open spaces. We’re obviously a bit biased but we [...] Learn More >>