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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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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 >>

Hydroponics and the Organic Label (Part One)hydroponic lettuce

By Glenn Kern, CFSA Organic Policy Coordinator On October 31 through November 2, 2017, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its fall meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. Among the many issues that will be discussed by the Board is the question of whether crops grown in hydroponic production systems should be eligible for Organic certification [...] Learn More >>

NC FarmLink and WNC FarmLink Merge Databases to Further Develop Partnership

By Suzanna Denison, Director of WNC FarmLink NC FarmLink and WNC FarmLink have recently merged their databases in an effort to form a stronger and more unified partnership of farm linking organizations in North Carolina. Both organizations were formed within the last five years to serve different regions of North Carolina. Now, their combined efforts not [...] Learn More >>