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

RSVP for March 10th Meeting

The Cabarrus County Farm & Food Council (CCFFC) will host the first-ever Charlotte Regional Food Council Gathering at their upcoming general meeting on March 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CC Government Center in Concord. Individuals interested in the local food movement, supporting area farmers and producers, and prior and current food council members across the Charlotte area are invited to participate in this important forum. The form is designed to:

  • Nurture relationships among community leaders transforming food systems in the region.
  • Assess strengths, opportunities, and challenges for food councils in the region.
  • Identify common goals and strategies to move regional food system work forward.
  • Share resources, tools, and technologies.

A light fare of local food will be provided. Reservations are required.

RSVP

Charlotte Regional Food Council Gathering Announced

The Cabarrus County Farm & Food Council (CCFFC) will host the first-ever Charlotte Regional Food Council Gathering at their upcoming general meeting on March 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CC Government Center in Concord. Prior and current food council members across the Charlotte area as well as potential new members are invited to participate in this important forum. The form is designed to:

  • Nurture relationships among community leaders transforming food systems in the region.
  • Assess strengths, opportunities, and challenges for food councils in the region.
  • Identify common goals and strategies to move regional food system work forward.
  • Share resources, tools, and technologies.

A light fare of local food will be provided. Reservations are required.

RSVP

Additional sponsors include Community Food Strategies, Local Food Council of North Carolina, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

Donate fresh produce to local “heros”

Raleigh-based company, The Produce Box, specializes in delivering fresh, local produce directly to homes, including the Charlotte area. Customers can select from a variety of boxes: small for homes with just 1 or 2 people to organic to larger boxes for larger families. The Produce Box also has an outreach program to help deliver fresh, local produce that customers can order when they are online. The “Hero Boxes” are delivered to local fire and police stations, veteran organizations, schools, and more. The “Community Boxes” of bulk produce are delivered to local food banks. Learn more at the link below.

The Produce Box

 

School Garden Workshop August 29th

The CFFC is holding it’s first-ever School Garden Workshop for teachers in Cabarrus and Kannapolis. The workshop will be held this Saturday, August 29th from 8:45 – 11:30 a.m. at Lomax Incubator Farm in Concord. Topics will include Soil Health and Garden Location, Pollinator Gardens, and Worm Composting. The cost of $15 includes the School Garden Handbook that has all of the detailed information teachers and administrators need to launch or step-up their school garden project. To reserve your spot, email rene@vnet.net