FCFC is a multi-stakeholder nonprofit planning cooperative focused on food policy in Forsyth County, NC. CCE has guided the development, planning and feasibility process, and has helped to execute the relationships and documents required to actualize this project. This includes food systems planning, organizational predevelopment, technical assistance, articles of incorporation
One of our first cooperative partners, Fertile Ground is developing a multi-stakeholder food cooperative and community gathering space in a primarily African American community in Southeast Raleigh. CCE has helped to organize, file articles of incorporation, write by-laws. CCE is currently facilitating a committee to produce a business plan and
CCE facilitated the organization and incorporation of this agricultural producer cooperative of primarily African-American farmers in several rural counties surrounding Greenville, North Carolina. CCE also worked with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and other partners to provide GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification, Animal Welfare Approved certification and market development training.