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CSA Webinar

CSA Webinar

December 7, 2023 6:00 pm ET

Do you know, or have you heard of what Community Sustained Agriculture is?

RAFI, together with some very special guests, talk about the production, financial, marketing, and networking aspects of starting a CSA. If you are farming and want to create a community that values and supports your work, this is the right model that can help strengthen bonds between people and the land.

Event Speakers

Rocky Ridge Farm

Rocky Ridge Farm is a 30 acre fruit, nut and vegetable farm in Louisburg North Carolina committed to farming using organic methods, to living in harmony with nature, supporting the local economy, and serving as a day trip destination for affordable family fun. Founded by Steve and Elke McCalla, understanding that connection to the earth facilitates the restoration of our body, mind and spirit, the desire to help others reconnect to inner peace and restore purpose to their lives is their dream for this farm

Brown Family Farms

The mission of Brown Family Farms is to help provide an alternative, holistic solution to customers, naturally by processing and manufacturing industrial hemp plants, natural herbs and organic vegetables. Located in southeast Warren County, NC in the Hecks Grove Community, the farm was established in 1865 by first generation farmer Byron Brown. Patrick Brown cultivates grain and industrial hemp as now the fourth generation farmer on the estate. Patrick has become a beloved figure in his community of Warren County, NC where he consults, educates and supports outreach and education programs for diversity in agriculture.

Transplanting Traditions

Transplanting Traditions supports food sovereignty in the refugee community through access to land, education and opportunities for refugee farmers to address community food insecurity and the barriers they face in reaching their dreams of farming. The farm provides a cultural community space for refugee adults and youth to come together, recreate home and build healthy communities, and continue agricultural traditions in the Piedmont of N.C. Farmers at Transplanting Traditions operate a 170+ member CSA and sell at the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and the South Durham Farmers Market. The farmers grow a mix of familiar seasonal vegetables and
Southeast Asian vegetables traditionally grown in Burma.

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