Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses

In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards $50,000 to Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ NC 10% Campaign

Two-year grant to develop local food markets at NC colleges and universities for low-resourced farmers Raleigh, NC (March 17, 2016) – Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) to support the NC 10% Campaign’s efforts to create more markets for low-resourced farmers by [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:21-05:00March 17th, 2016|NC 10% Campaign, Press Release|

NC 10% Campaign Receives Funding to Increase Local Foods, Purchasing at Minority-Serving Universities

April 8, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh, NC:  The NC 10% Campaign, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been awarded a two-year, $78,547 grant from the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education - Professional Development Program (SARE-PDP) of the United States Department of Agriculture.  The grant was awarded through North Carolina Agricultural [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:35-05:00April 8th, 2015|NC 10% Campaign, Press Release|

NC 10% Campaign Surpasses $50 Million Milestone, Becomes a National Model

The NC 10% Campaign, a CEFS initiative that encourages all North Carolina individuals and businesses to spend 10% of their existing food dollars on locally-produced food, has hit a big milestone. The Campaign, which counts over 6700 individuals and 870 businesses among its supporters, has tracked more than $50 million in local foods purchases since [...]

2016-11-26T09:32:16-05:00October 1st, 2013|E-News, NC 10% Campaign|

CEFS Announces Internal Staffing Changes

September 20, 2013: For Immediate Release Raleigh, NC:  The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is pleased to announce that Teisha Wymore will begin serving as the new Farm to Fork Action Plan Operations Manager, effective immediately.  Ms. Wymore has served CEFS in several capacities over the last few years, most recently as the State [...]

2016-11-26T09:32:26-05:00September 20th, 2013|NC 10% Campaign, Press Release|