North Carolina Cooperative Extension and many organizations and stakeholders are working with our communities to develop and expand local food systems across the state. Local Foods is a collaborative Flagship Program for the Cooperative Extension Program of NC A&T State University and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of NC State University. A new Local Food web portal at localfood.ces.ncsu.edu provides information and links to resources from Cooperative Extension and other NC local food partners.
The Richmond County Center Local Foods contact is Paige Burns.
If you follow the local food listservs in North Carolina, you will recall that there were conversations earlier this year about NC tax law as it pertains to farmers selling at farmers’ markets. MORE »– from Local Food
Each spring the News & Observer runs a list of pick-your-own farms in the Triangle area (Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Franklin and Granville counties.) This year the list wil be published on April MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Kale. You’ve probably heard that it is a super food. With tremendous cancer-fighting and cholesterol-lowering properties, kale is second to none in the grocery aisle. If you eat enough of it, you may MORE »– from Community Development
Chatham County invites you to a webinar on April 17, 2014 on the exciting concept of community food councils. It is slated from noon-2:30 pm in the Agriculture Building Auditorium at 65 East MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
With spring right around the corner, sunshine and shorts aren’t the only thing that Richmond County has to look forward to. Spring brings the growth of fresh local produce that all Richmond County MORE »
Liz Driscoll (NCSU 4-H Youth Specialist) and Tes Thraves (Center for Environmental Farming Systems Youth and Community-Based Food Systems Coordinator), the North Carolina FoodCorps Host Site Supervisors, are featured in the National FoodCorps MORE »– from Local Food
MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS features practical, hands-on demos and workshops on renewable energy,small-scale agriculture,gardening,green building and more. The fair will take place at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Asheville, N.C. on MORE »– from Community Gardens
Contact info: Carol S. Mitchell, Wake County Cooperative Extension firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-250-1094 There are approximately 700 child care facilities across Wake County, and about 25 percent of Wake County’s 77,000 young children are enrolled MORE »– from Local Food
Forsyth County has developed a progam with a goal of helping to sustain and support community gardens in the county. The Community Garden Mentors program matches “people who have practical, hands-on vegetable gardening MORE »– from Local Food