Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is on a mission to bring local, organic food to your table from a farmer who shares your values. The organization is based in Pittsboro, NC and serves all of North and South Carolina through a variety of programming and services to support farmers, food businesses and communities. CFSA’s vision is a vibrant, sustainable food system that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farm workers, and good for the land. Sign up today for their eNewsletter to be kept up to date. E-Newsletter Subscriptions include:

  • The Stew – delicious stories about local & organic food and farms in the Carolinas
  • The Buzz – the best articles on food and agriculture to keep you informed and ready to take action!

  • The Grower’s Toolbox (Farmers – this one’s for you!) – technical information, expert tips and resources on sustainable agriculture, food safety, business development and more!

Policy Action Alert Subscriptions: CFSA sends out timely policy updates and action alerts related to food and farming. Topics are: Federal Issues (example Farm Bill, Food Safety Modernization Act, etc), NC Farm/Food Issues, and SC Farm/Food Issues.

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Piedmont Farm Tour Scheduled

Farmers in the Piedmont area (outside of Raleigh) have announced their Spring 2016 tour dates. Supported by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), the Spring 2016 farm tours will be held on April 23-24, 2016 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Farm tours are a great way to connect farmers and consumers, and for visitors to learn more about their local farms and farmers. Children are especially welcome on the tours and enjoy learning about the animals and participating in special activities just for them.

 

Piedmont Farm Tour

 

Lomax Farm Accepting Applications for Farmers in Training

Individuals interested in starting a farm-based business can enroll in the Farmer-in-Training (F.I.T.) program at Lomax Incubator Farm in Cabarrus County. Participants will receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience on the farm. Farmers also receive access to shared equipment and facilities, support from experienced farmers, and assistance in finding land to rent or purchase. The next application deadline is July 1, 2015. More details are available at the CFSA website.

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association