2011 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring the 2012 Conference?


Conference Steward – Live Oak Farms



Conference Sustainer and High Tunnel Track Sponsor
North Carolina SARE Program


Friday Farm Tours and Saturday Local Foods Reception Sponsor- Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.



Beginning Farmer Program Sponsor –

National Institute for Food and Agriculture

National Center for Appropriate Technology



Media Sponsors

edible Piedmont

edible Upcountry


Track Sponsors

Bon Appetit Management Co.

Compass Group

Eastern Carolina Organics

Organic Valley/CROPP

Sustainable Duke & Duke Dining

Whole Foods Market




Braswell Foods

Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program

Lowes Foods

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

The Special Event Company


Amy’s Kitchen

Bay State Milling

David Bradshaw

National Center for Appropriate Technology

NC Agricultural Research Service & NC Cooperative Extension Service

NC Forest Service

Organic Seed Alliance

Sow True Seed

Weaver Street Market

Greenlife Grocery



Carolina Farm Credit

The Fertrell Company

Lindley Mills

North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation

The Abundance Foundation & Piedmont Biofarm




If you would like to exhibit in 2012, the cost per table is $450 for non-member commercial exhibitors and  $315 for members.  For more details and rates for non-profit and government exhibitors, email Alice Alexander, CFSA’s Director of Development, or call (919) 542-2402.

If you are unable to attend the conference but would like to reserve space to display and distribute brochures or catalogs, call the CFSA office at (919) 542-2402 or email Alice.



2011 Exhibitors

Seven Springs Farm – www.7springsfarm.com

The Airey Law Firm, Ltd. Co. – www.aireylaw.com

Animal Welfare Approved – www.animalwelfareapproved.org

Autrusa, Inc. – www.autrusa.com

BackHome Magazine – www.backhomemagazine.com

Carolina Green Company – www.carolinagreen.com

Carolina Heritage Poultry Coalition/Center for Poultry – www.centerforpoultry.org

Center for Environmental Farming Systems – www.cefs.ncsu.edu

NC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program – www.sustainable-ag.ncsu.edu

Clemson University Sustainable Ag Program – www.clemson.edu/sustainableag

Cook for Good – www.cookforgood.com

Country Farm & Home Supply – www.cfhsupply.com

Countryside Organics – www.countrysideorganics.com

Debbie Roos Photography – www.debbieroos.com

Earth Tools, Inc. – www.earthtoolsbcs.com

Earth Farms Organic – www.stanleyenviro.com

Eastern Carolina Organics – www.easterncarolinaorganics.com

Edible Upcountry Magazine – www.edibleupcountry.com

Edible Piedmont Magazine – www.ediblepiedmont.com

Edward Jones – www.edwardjones.com

Food and Water Watch –

High Mowing Seeds – www.highmowingseeds.com

International Certification Services – www.ics-intl.com

Live Oak Farms – www.liveoakfarmsllc.com

Madison Area CSA Coalition – www.macsac.org

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) – www.ncat.org

NC Agritourism Networking Association – www.ncagr.gov/agritourism

NC Choices – www.ncchoices.com

NC 10% Campaign – www.ncsu.edu/project/nc10percent

NC Forest Service – www.ncforestservice.gov

Organic Growers School – www.organicgrowersschool.org

Organic Seed Alliance – www.seedalliance.org

Organic Valley Family of Farms/CROPP Cooperative – www.organicvalley.coop

Quality Certification Services – www.qcsinfo.org/

Piedmont Grown & Piedmont Food & Agricultural Processing Center – www.piedmontgrown.org

Purple Mountain Organics – www.purplemountainorganics.com

Reedy Fork Farms – www.reedyforkfarm.com

Seed Exchange – www.savingourseed.org

Seedleaf – www.seedleaf.com

Southern Energy Management – www.southern-energy.com

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange – www.southernexposure.com

Sow True Seed –

The Fertrell Company – www.fertrell.com

The Produce Box – www.theproducebox.com

The Society of St. Andrew – www.endhunger.org

Toxic Free North Carolina – www.toxicfreenc.org

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – www.nrcs.usda.gov




The Silent Auction is a fun and exciting way for you to pick up some wonderful items generously donated by farms, households and businesses.  Put in your bid for local crafts, garden supplies, clothing, books, seeds and more!  If you have auction items or services to donate or, if you can solicit donations on behalf of CFSA, please email Cheryl Ripperton Rettie or call (919)542-2402.  Donations also accepted on-site.




CFSA’s conference team will work with the chefs at the Sheraton Imperial to incorporate food donations from local farms and businesses into fabulous organic meals and workshop breaks. Donors will be recognized in the conference program and at the meals. Email Fred Broadwell if you would like to donate.




Send a Low Income or Young Farmer to the Conference!  Donate to the Scholarship Fund.

By making a donation to the Scholarship Fund, you will be making it possible for low income and/or young farmers to attend the conference at a more affordable cost.  Just add your donation to the registration form or call (919)542-2402!




Want to do more to support local farmers? Become a Local Foods Feast Sponsor. Your gift will support CFSA’s work to provide all of us with the locally grown, organic food we demand. Contact Alice Alexander at (919) 824-4799 or email her to donate.

$1,000 – Local Foods Feast Bountiful Sponsor

_____ Table of eight to Local Foods Feast, one year CFSA membership


_____ Four tickets to Local Foods Feast and one scholarship for a young farmer to attend the conference, one year CFSA membership

$500 – Local Foods Feast Abundant Sponsor

Four tickets to Local Foods Feast, recognition in conference program, one year CFSA membership

$250 – Local Foods Feast Plentiful Sponsor

Two tickets to Local Foods Feast, recognition in conference program, one year CFSA membership

$50 – Local Foods Feast Ticket (s)

Include $50 per individual ticket

If you can’t attend but would like to make a gift to support local food and farming, please email Alice Alexander for more information or to donate.




For more information about advertising in the conference program next year, please email Amy Armbruster, CFSA’s Communication Coordinator.

This black and white publication is pored over by the 1100+ conference attendees.  They need to look at the program over and over again to decide which workshop to attend next!   The ability to reach this niche market could really grow your business or organization!

2011 Ads 2011 Cost Size
Conference Program –1/4 page ad $400 3.5 inches wide x4.5 inches tall
Conference Program –1/8 page ad $200 3.5 inches wide x2.0 inches tall

Artwork should be provided to the email above in high resolution, print-ready .pdf format.


Make checks payable to the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

Mail to: CFSA, P.O. Box 448, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or call Cheryl Ripperton Rettie at 919-542-2402 to pay by credit card.



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