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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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Healthy Food Small Retailer/Corner Store Act

In March, a bipartisan group of legislators in North Carolina introduced HB 250 and SB 296 – the Healthy Food Small Retailer/Corner Store Act. The act would would create a fund within the NC Department of Commerce to utilize existing retail outlet infrastructure across the state to facilitate access and increase consumption of nutrient-dense foods. The proposed [...] Take Action >>

SC Healthy Food Financing Initiative

The Background The South Carolina budget moving through the House of Representatives contains a $100,000 appropriation for a Healthy Food Financing Initiative. This appropriation, if it remains in the budget, will support local farmers and food businesses by providing access to loans and grants to establish, renovate, or expand food projects. Priority will be given to projects [...] Take Action >>

Support for Food Councils

CFSA is a partner in the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Community Food Strategies initiative. This initiative is staffed by a team working across the Carolinas to provide resources, support, and technical assistance to new and existing Food Councils.     Take Action >>

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Piedmont Farm Tour Adventure Trails: Cluster 1 and 2wild hare

With 40 awesome farms to choose from, the Piedmont Farm Tour has so much to offer! One of the biggest things we hear from farm tour visitors each year is that you would like some guidance in planning your route. Well this year, we’re making it easy for you to plan out your perfect afternoon [...] Learn More >>

Piedmont Farm Tour Adventure Trails: Cluster 3 and 4DSCN1898

Cluster 3: W.C. Breeze Incubator Farm, Open Door Farm, Cedar Grove Windy Hill Farm, Windy Acres Farm, Avillion Farm, and Iron Gate Winery. This cluster is action packed, with so many farms close together you might want to pick 3 for each day.   W.C. Breeze Family Farm – This agricultural extension and research center is growing more [...] Learn More >>

Piedmont Farm Tour Adventure Trails: Cluster 5 and 6minka

Cluster 5: Minka Farm, Fickle Creek Farm, RambleRill Farm, & WoodCrest Farm. These farms are so close together, you might be able to make it to all 4 in one day! Or, choose from two from Cluster five to mix and match from nearby farms in Clusters 4 or 5!   Minka Farm– Ready for cute animal overload!? [...] Learn More >>