Everyone has a right to nutritious, affordable, sufficient, and culturally-relevant food.

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Urban Farms

Carolina Farm Trust manages a network of urban farms in the Charlotte Metro
with the goal of making the area a global leader in sustainability by feeding the region with food from local farms.

We have purchased land for and are activating three 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 will grow culturally relevant produce year-round. It is not in production yet, but will feature traditional farming beds, an aquaponics system, mobile kitchen, beehives, and a hoop garden.

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The Mill Grove Farm Co-Op, an 11-acre site in Union County, is home to three producers. Nebedaye Farms, Serendipity Flowers, and Crown Town Compost form a supportive and comprehensive farm network of cultivation, pollination, and fertilization, demonstrating the compatibility of local food systems with the circular economy model of production.

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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 not yet been cleared, and Carolina Farm Trust is building relationships with stakeholders in Huntersville.

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

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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.

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by becoming a fundraiser for Carolina Farm Trust.

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Let’s team up to populate the landscape of the Charlotte Metro with urban farms; to grow livable, sustainable workforce opportunities in agriculture; and, to improve access to healthy, fresh food for everyone. With your help, we can secure a future in which entire region of the Carolinas eats food from local farms.
By fundraising for us, you extend our supporter family! Whether you raise $1 or $10,000, every amount makes a difference. Let’s build a future of abundance, together. Click the box below to register to start becoming a fundraiser for Carolina Farm Trust to help strengthen local food systems.