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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 >>

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Pulling Weeds to Sowing Seeds at Piedmont BioFarmPiedmont BioFarm entrance. Pittsboro, NC.

By Alyssa Adler and Felicia Cenca, CFSA Interns. Visit Piedmont BioFarm on the Beginning Farmer VIP Tour, a Friday Preconference Bus Tour before the 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference. Piedmont BioFarm entrance. Pittsboro, NC. If you’ve never heard of an eco-industrial park, don’t worry – neither had we. Needless to say we were excited when we heard that our assignment [...] Learn More >>

A Taste of SaxapahawHaw River at Saxapahaw. Photo by Leah Joyner.

Haw River at Saxapahaw. Photo by Leah Joyner. By Alyssa Adler and Felicia Cenca, CFSA Interns. Visit Saxapahaw on a Friday Preconference Bus Tour before the 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference. Saxapahaw, NC, is a small village with a rich history, overflowing with charm. Nestled on the banks of the Haw River, this former mill town has [...] Learn More >>

Farming To The Demeter Biodynamic® StandardBerries

By Leah Joyner, CFSA Education Coordinator. Demeter USA is hosting Preconference Intensive and Saturday Workshop at the 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference! If you’ve been on one of CFSA’s farm tours, you might have visited with Rob and Cheri at Whitted Bowers Farm and enjoyed picking your own delicious strawberries. We think that part of what makes their strawberries [...] Learn More >>