Strengthening the local food system in the Carolinas, from production to consumption
Our Managed 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
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.
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.
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.
How You Can Help
Every dollar helps us strengthen local food systems in the Carolinas, whether by supporting one of our urban farms, helping 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.