Our Mission

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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FDA Presses Pause on FSMAFSMA

By Roland McReynolds, CFSA Executive Director The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made several big announcements recently that will slow the enforcement of rules for safely growing produce under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These delays are welcome by the entire produce industry, and farmers hope that these are first steps in reforming FDA’s [...] Learn More >>

From Weddings to Goat Yoga, It Has Gotten More Complicated to Do Agritourism on North Carolina Farms

By Rochelle Sparko, CFSA Policy Director In July 2017, Governor Cooper signed into law the Farm Act of 2017. With support from NCDA and Farm Bureau, Senate Bill 615 moved through the Senate and House with relative ease. One provision has captured the attention of small scale farms and beginning farmers. Section 8 of the Farm [...] Learn More >>

Sweet Peas Urban Gardens: Growing Wake County’s Urban Farming CommunityMicrogreens from Sweet Pea Urban Gardens

by Lindsey Carver and Tonya Taylor, Capital Area Food Network Hydroponic producer Tami Purdue will tell you that her favorite microgreen crop to grow is arugula, but she has also helped cultivate the urban farm community in Wake County, North Carolina.  Three years ago, Purdue left a career in law office administration and purchased a CropBox, [...] Learn More >>