Why Join CFSA?

We’re glad that you’re thinking about joining us! Our members are the heart of CFSA, and add to our influence – the larger our membership, the louder our voice for local food and farming.

CFSA is a community of farmers, gardeners, businesses, organizations, and consumers working together to advocate for fair farm and food policies, educate about local, organic agriculture, and open up markets for farmers and local, sustainably-grown food.

Membership dues support all we do to help people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food.

Membership provides you many benefits:

  • Being part of a growing and vibrant network of people and organizations
  • Subscription to our quarterly Stewardship News and monthly e-news
  • Discounts to educational programs and conferences
  • Access to our members-only regional listservs and website resources
  • Opportunities to advocate for fair food and farm policies
  • Free listing on the Internship Referral Service for our farm members
  • Technical assistance for our farm members in transitioning to organic practices


Carolina Farm
Association is a
GuideStar Exchange


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Farm and Individual Memberships

These memberships cover a single or multi-person household for $39/year dues. New members pay an introductory rate of $25. If you are joining as a Farm, you, your family, and your interns will receive benefits. Please consider increasing your support with a higher membership giving level. Membership donations above $39/year are tax deductible.

> Join or Renew now as a FarmFriend or Home Gardener!

Please consider a gift to CFSA with your membership:

Business & Organization Memberships

These memberships include all the benefits above, plus a free listing in the CFSA Local Food Finder and access to the members-only section of the website. New memberships are $50. Yearly renewal rates vary based on size and type of organization. One contact person per entity; benefits may be extended to other people if requested.

> Join or Renew now as a retail businesswholesale businessfarmers’ marketnot-for-profit,government agencymedia or educational organization!

Gift Membership

The perfect gift for the foodie or ag-tivist on your list! Show you care that they are passionate about local, organic food and farming with a gift of membership to CFSA. We’ll send your friend or loved one a welcome packet that includes our newsletter and a CFSA bumper sticker – plus your message tucked inside.

Gift memberships are $25.