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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5 Great Tips to Make Affordable Local Food for a CrowdDurham Co-op's $3 Dinners. Photo by Durham Co-op.

by Elizabeth Figgie, Durham Co-op Marketing Associate Durham Co-op’s $3 Dinners. Photo by Durham Co-op. Who doesn’t like an affordable meal?  Nobody!  That’s who.  In Durham, the proof of that fact is seen every Thursday evening at Durham Co-op Market’s $3 Dinners. Every Thursday, the co-op (1111 West Chapel Hill Street) puts out a spread where customers get a [...] Learn More >>

My Eat Local Challenge: Compost in my ShoeCompost in my shoe's CSA box

by Libby Williams, Plate South blogger Reprinted with permission For the month of April, I signed up to participate in the Eat Local Challenge. Run by the folks over at Lowcountry Local First, this challenge was designed to as a month long initiative to eat locally-produced food. For me, this was a no brainer. It accomplishes MANY [...] Learn More >>

How To Shop the Farmers Market Like a ProShopping at the Uptown Market.

by Amy Armbruster, CFSA Communications Coordinator Summer’s bounty at the Farmers Market, Photo by Debbie Roos Ah, the delights of early summer, that much-anticipated time of the year when the farmers market is brimming with fresh, colorful, ripe, and delicious fruits and vegetables. If you haven’t ventured out to your local market yet this year, now is [...] Learn More >>