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Join a CSA Farm in 2009
Resources to help you find CSAs in your area and take action for sustainable food.

I admit I am spoiled by the fruits and vegetables that come from my CSA farm. It's getting to where I can hardly wait for North Carolina's quick winters to pass and Spring to arrive so I can start getting my farm veggies! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it's really taking off in North Carolina.

>>Find CSA farms in your area.

Being a CSA member means that I pay a farmer - my farmer - one lump sum in the winter, and in exchange I get a weekly allotment of fresh produce from his organic farm all through the Spring, Summer and Fall. So, for the past five years that I've been a CSA member, Spring has meant the start of a 25-week season during which I get fresh, organic fruits and veggies every week from a farm that's just 20 minutes from my home.

I love doing it, because I get a great deal on fresh, organic food. Meanwhile, the farmer I'm supporting gets money up front for a year's worth of investments he'll need to make in his farm.

Want to get spoiled by your vegetables this year? It's not too late to join a CSA farm for the 2009 growing season.

>>Find CSA farms in your area.

Toxic Free NC believes that everyone deserves healthy, sustainable food to eat. Want to help us realize this goal in North Carolina? Check out these two new pages on our website: We've compiled resources for people who want to start Community Food Projects that connect children and families with local farms, and we're looking for new Ambassadors for Just & Sustainable Agriculture to speak with their state representatives this year. We need you to get involved!

Contact us to get started today.

Thank you, and happy eating!

Billie

The view while picking certified organic strawberries at my CSA - Hilltop Farms.
Photo by Billie Karel.

Take action Today!

>>Join a CSA Farm

>>Learn more about starting a Community Food Project or becoming an Ambassador for Just & Sustainable Agriculture.

>>Support our work - donate today!

 


 

Find CSAs and other Locally-Grown Organic Foods

Statewide & National CSA Searches

Western NC

Buy Appalachian Local Food Guide, from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Search Western NC and the Southern Appalachain mountains for CSAs, farmers' markets, restaurants, grocers, and more.

Carolina Organic Growers. Can't find a CSA in your area? Look for information here about starting a Buying Club.

Locally-produced foods listing from Slow Food Asheville.

Central NC

Growing Small Farms, from NC Cooperative Extension. Frequently updated listing of CSAs in North Carolina, plus Chatham County Farmers' Markets, and a Chatham Regional Buy Local Guide.

Project Green Leaf at UNC-Greensboro. Statewide listing of CSA farms, plus Triad listings of Farmers' Markets and Restaurants.

Local Food Guide from Slow Food Piedmont-Triad.

Local Farms & Markets listing from Slow Food Charlotte.

Slow Food Triangle

Eastern NC

Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, NC. Offers courses for farmers and gardeners, and also coordinates local food systems projects.

Eastern Carolina Organics. Marketing and distribution for Eastern NC organic growers. Call them about setting up a buying club in your neighborhood, or to find out about local restaurants and markets that feature their produce.

 

Know of a resource in your area that we're missing? Let us know!

 


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