Strengthening the local food system in the Carolinas, from production to consumption

Help Build Local Food Security

Upcoming Events

Systems Change Conference

September 9 & 10, 2024

Urban Farm at Aldersgate Farm Stand

Every Thursday, 4-7 pm

Our Urban Farms

Carolina Farm Trust manages a network of urban farms with the goal of making the Charlotte Metro area
a global leader in sustainability by feeding the region with food from local farms. We have purchased land for and are
activating two catalyst farms. Each farm is currently in a different stage of activation or development.

Our Current Farm Network

Manage Urban Farms Network

The Urban Farm at Aldersgate is a collaboration of Carolina Farm Trust and Aldersgate Retirement Community. It is a 6.7 acre farm that grows culturally relevant produce year-round. It features traditional farming beds, beehives, and a hoop garden.

Manage Urban Farms Network Free Spirit Farm

The Free Spirit Farm, located in Huntersville, is 27.9 acres with 17 acres of productive land. As the newest addition to the Carolina Farm Trust family, the land has been cleared and development has begun, and Carolina Farm Trust is building relationships with stakeholders in Huntersville.

Become a Volunteer

Our mission is to strengthen local food systems in the Carolinas, from production to consumption.
Join us in fulfilling our mission by volunteering today.

How You Can Help

Every dollar helps us strengthen local food systems in the Carolinas, whether by supporting one of our urban farmshelping farmers get the infrastructure and equipment they need, or purchasing or leasing farm land. We stand shoulder to shoulder with farmers and our partner organizations, ensuring that the money we raise is quickly put to use.

Support us by making a donation, or
by becoming a fundraiser for Carolina Farm Trust.

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