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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

What is a County FSA Committee? Every USDA Farm Services Administration (FSA) office in the country is required by law to have an advisory board made up of local farmers and ranchers called the County FSA Committee. Members of these committees are elected every year by farmers in their community. By running for a County FSA [...] 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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A Tale of Two StatesView_from_Marine_One_on_California_Drought

by guest blogger, Larry Newlin, Peaceful River Farm   California grows half of America’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and we North Carolinians consume our share.  As their drought worsens and several hundred thousand more acres are taken out of production, we need to ask again is our food system sustainable? Consider the number three while comparing California [...] Learn More >>

Upstate Farm Tour Adventures: Part 1Upstate Farm Tour

by guest blogger, Liene Kukainis, of the Femme au foyer blog  Every summer locals (and visitors) to the Upstate have the unique opportunity to tour dozens of sustainable farms right here in our backyard; not only to discover the delicious meat, dairy, fruits, veggies and other commodities produced right here in the Upstate, but also to learn more [...] Learn More >>

Upstate Farm Tour Adventures: Part 2Friends Farm and Catering

by guest blogger, Liene Kukainis, of the Femme au foyer blog  We discovered Saturday evening after a full afternoon of the 9th annual Upstate Farm Tour that my four boys were all farmed out. Luckily, Mikus recuperated by Sunday afternoon, otherwise I would have had a lonely second day exploring the farms down around Lake Hartwell. As much as [...] Learn More >>