CSF members have strongly held values about farming, the land, the environment, and about the importance of their work. These values underpin the work of the organization and form a set of principles to guide decisions about co-op membership, practices, and projects.
Farms and farming are integral to the health of the environment, the culture, the local economy, and serve as a cornerstone to build community as a whole.
It is important to farm as if place matters, farming in concert with natural soils, climate, and the unique ecosystem of an area.
The CSF will exist for and be governed by farmers and will foster a sense of belonging and equal treatment among members.
Farmer members will work toward sustainability of their products and practices, will disclose their farming practices, and will be open to new practices and methods.