Farm Services

We provide technical consulting services to help farmers use sustainable and organic production practices and get GAPs certified.

CFSA has expanded our programming and staff support for farmers as part of our flagship Organic Carolinas Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to build on regional assets and successes to establish a world-class organics industry in the Carolinas, and double the size of the organics sector in the region by 2020.
 


Our programming includes:

 

Farm & Food Business Development Consulting

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As part of our Food Systems work, CFSA offers free business development services to qualified member farms and food businesses in North and South Carolina.

These services may include:

  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Business Planning/Development
  • Legal Structure Guidance
  • Capital Identification/Development
  • Market Channel Development
  • Product Sourcing

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Farmland Access Program

Perhaps you are a landless, aspiring farmer?

Before you begin to look for land it’s important to have a better understanding of what you’re looking for. Let the CFSA Farmland Access Program help you navigate this decision-making process.

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High Tunnel Consulting

High tunnels can be a profitable addition to many farms.

With high tunnels, you can start growing sooner, shorten days to harvest, and extend the harvest season into the winter months.

Although high tunnels offer new opportunities, efficient and sustainable management can be difficult to achieve. CFSA now has a technical service provider on staff who can help you find success growing in a high tunnel.

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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Consulting

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CFSA offers one-on-one training to help North and South Carolina growers become USDA-GAPs certified

Take advantage of our one-on-one training opportunity to have a mock audit conducted on your farm. This training will help you identify potential risks and get an assessment of your current practices in relation to the GAPs certification matrix.

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Organic Certification Consulting

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Are you intimidated by the regulations and paperwork necessary for USDA Organic Certification?

CFSA offers consulting services and resources to help farmers transitioning to certified organic.

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