Poultry Processing Options for Independent Poultry Operators

This is a public list of poultry exempt operators who have received short term approval from the Director of NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Inspection Division to slaughter or process other person’s poultry (provided all other provisions of MPID Notice 6-14 are followed).  NC Choices will regularly update this list as more exempt operators are approved for [...]

Local Food Councils Tackle Hunger and Food Access Issues in North Carolina

Even though it is only 7 a.m., the conference center is buzzing with activity.  Representatives from food councils across North Carolina have called an impromptu meeting to discuss a response to federal budget cuts which threaten funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

2018-05-01T12:07:11+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Agrophile, Community Food Strategies, News|

Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant

The position of the Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant (PA) is to assist in carrying out activities associated with the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program from approximately June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018.

2018-04-05T10:28:38+00:00 February 15th, 2018|News|

A Season of Hope: CEFS’ 2017 End-of-Year Letter

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is committed to developing local food and farming systems that support North Carolina’s farmers and rural economies, reduce food insecurity, improve access to healthy food, and serve the public good. Join us in this important work by making a gift to CEFS today.

2018-02-14T17:55:12+00:00 November 26th, 2017|News|

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.