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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Food from the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Pumpkin Bisque Reviews from this year’s conference were unified in praising the work of conference Food Coordinator, chef Isaiah Allen. As both a chef at The Eddy Pub and a farmer at Rocky Run Farm, Isaiah is able to provide a specialized perspective of growing and cooking local, seasonal ingredients. He has graciously provided us with the [...] Learn More >>

Hydroponics and the Organic Label (Part Three)

By Glenn Kern, CFSA Organic Policy Coordinator The Debate Once again—neither the Organic Foods Production Act nor the USDA Organic Regulations expressly prohibit or allow certification of hydroponics. Without a legislative amendment or a federal court specifying otherwise, it is the job of the National Organic Program (NOP) to make a determination about how the existing law should be [...] Learn More >>

Hydroponics and the Organic Label (Part Two)

By Glenn Kern, CFSA Organic Policy Coordinator (A) What exactly are hydroponic production systems? As noted above, hydroponic production is one of multiple different methods of commercial crop production that are distinct from the traditional practice of growing plants to maturity in the open ground. The NOSB and NOP have long recognized the need to define and [...] Learn More >>