Sunday, November 5, 2017
at 12:45 PM
The CFSA annual membership meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Sheraton Imperial Hotel (4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703) after the Sustainable Agriculture Conference concludes.
The agenda includes reports on the activities of the association, election of members of the board of directors, and other business of the association.
ONE OF OUR 2015 INSPIRING MEMBER STORIES
By Stephanie Campbell, CFSA’s Outreach Coordinator
Why does a retired school teacher become a member of CFSA and a champion of sustainable farming? Ask Mazie Smith of Swan Quarter, NC, and she’ll quickly tell you how she believes her own health was seriously affected by adverse reactions to defoliants being sprayed on the cotton plants in her area. She will enthusiastically go on to convert you to CFSA membership and support for local, organic food!
“I became intent on learning as much as I could about what is sprayed on plants around me in conventional agriculture and the impact on humans and animals,” Mazie shares. “My research led me to an NC State University webpage on Organic Farming Information. It was here that I learned of the work CFSA accomplishes and the resources, workshops and other learning opportunities provided by CFSA.”
CFSA members know that where your food comes from and how it was grown is very important. As Mazie learned, CFSA members believe that food you can trust starts at the source – with the farmer.
“I now seek out local farmers and farmers markets to find humanely and organically raised meat and dairy products, along with vegetables that I can feel safe eating, preserving and serving to my family. The things I have learned from CFSA have empowered me to ask better questions and to seek out those food businesses that take stewardship of the land seriously. I take comfort in dealing with businesses that are already CFSA members and to encourage those who are not, to join. I am truly excited to be a new member and I look forward to continuing to learn and make a difference – for the health of us all – together with CFSA!”
Read more about CFSA and membership at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/what-we-do/
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or mail a check to CFSA, PO Box 448, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Members are the heart and voice of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
CFSA has thousands of members in the Carolinas — farmers, urban gardeners, local businesses and non-profit organizations, government agencies, foodies, activists, health nuts, and locavores — all working together to help people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food. Learn More
When you join CFSA, you become part of a vibrant network of farmers, consumers, foodies, businesses and organizations all working together to ensure a just, healthy and sustainable food system – now and for future generations.
Now is the perfect time to join! Together, we can support more sustainable family farms, grow more local food businesses and add more voices to advocate for fair farm and food policies in the Carolinas.