Food Systems


We build the systems organic family farms need to thrive.

We improve local, organic, and sustainable food system infrastructure across the Carolinas.  The Organic Carolinas Initiative (OCI) is our flagship food systems project and aims to establish a world-class organics industry in the Carolinas.  Additional initiatives develop and support self-sustaining food projects, address local produce safety, and expand markets through improved access to direct consumers and institutional buyers.


Our programming includes:


Food System Assessments

Partnering on projects across the Carolinas to conduct infrastructure assessments and create investment strategies to improve and enhance the supply chain for local, sustainable foods. 

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Food Projects

CFSA supports small-scale projects to build local food infrastructure and increase access to sustainable, organic foods. 

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