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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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The Organic Program Takes a Momentous Step Forward with New Rules on Animal Welfare

Background Spring of 2016 brought big news in the world of organics: the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposed amendments to the organic livestock and poultry production rules regarding animal welfare during life, transport and slaughter.   This is a huge step for the National Organic Program (NOP), which has considered issuing rules on animal welfare for over 15 years. While the National [...] Take Action >>

SC Disaster Assistance Bill

  Background In October 2015, heavy rains after a wet season resulted in massive flooding in large swaths of South Carolina. Hundreds of farms were affected. Many of the farms that grow food (rather than commodities) didn’t have crop insurance to help cover their losses. In fact, according to Roland McReynolds, CFSA’s executive director, “Small farmers who [...] Take Action >>

The DARK Act

Updates         Take Action 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 [...] Take Action >>

The Sweet Potato

Dark Blue Upstate Farm Tour Adventure Trail – An adventure to 3 farms near Greenville with pastured cows and pigs, sustainably grown veggies, and a dairyGreenbrier Farms

Greenbrier Farms GREENBRIER FARMS MEAL STOP! Cows • Pigs • Certified Organic Vegetables CHAD & AMY BISHOP, & RODDY PICK 766 Hester Store Road Easley, SC 29640 864-855-9782 Chad@GreenbrierFarms.com www.GreenbrierFarms.com Returning to the tour this year is Greenbrier Farms, a 300-acre sustainable farm offering grass-fed beef, pastured pork and Certified Organic vegetables. Visitors will enjoy touring the livestock operation or the vegetable garden and [...] Learn More >>

Orange Upstate Farm Tour Adventure Trail – An adventure in organics, sustainable backyard farming, and berry pickingHappy Berry Farm

Clemson Student Organic Farm CLEMSON UNIV. STUDENT ORGANIC FARM Certified Organic Produce • Aquaponics SHAWN JADRNICEK, FARM MANAGER & CHELSI CRAWFORD, ASST. FARM MANAGER 190 Field Station Drive Clemson, SC 29634 864-656-5057 Sjadrnicek@gmail.com www.Clemson.edu/SustainableAg This working lab is dedicated to intensive production of seasonal herbs and vegetables, culinary herbs and cut flowers. See how to integrate solar greenhouses, hydronic heating, reflecting fish ponds, [...] Learn More >>

Yellow Upstate Farm Tour Adventure Trail – An adventure with goat cheese, a treehouse, and farm animals you can petSplit Creek

Split Creek Farm SPLIT CREEK FARM Goats • Artisan Cheeses • Goat Milk Products JESSICA & PAT BELL, FARMERS & EVIN EVANS, FOUNDER 3806 Centerville Road Anderson, SC 29625 864-287-3921 Order@SplitCreek.com www.SplitCreek.com Split Creek is a Grade-A goat dairy and artisan cheese-maker in a storybook setting that will charm the entire family. Visitors will see goats and other farm animals and will sample [...] Learn More >>