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.
On May 11, 2015, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division sent out a memorandum to all North Carolina Growers/Packers/Shippers of sweet potatoes. “The planting season for the MORE »– from Local Food
Mindful eating” is an emerging term in nutrition research. It involves removing outside distractions and acknowledging all of the senses while eating. By eating mindfully, the pace of eating is slowed; this allows MORE »
Save the Date Saturday, July 25, 2015 NCSU McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC Farm to School Coalition of NC, First Annual Statewide Conference: Cultivating Connection More information—– Email: Caroline.Stover@foodcorps.org to be added to the F2S Coalition of MORE »– from Local Food
Below are two useful websites curated by the USDA. Information is provided from the USDA Small Farms Program. Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=small-midsized-farmer-resources.xml “Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American MORE »– from Local Food
An important direct-marketing tool for producers has become the subject of research, articles, studies and initiatives and is one of the most sought-after activities in every American downtown. Farmers’ markets are the place MORE »
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) has scheduled SNAP EBT Farmers Market sign-up events in Fayetteville for April 22, Louisburg MORE »– from Local Food
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AND Saturday May 16, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project has developed three new resources to help prepare applicants of the Community Food Projects Grant across the U.S.: Community Food Projects Grant Writing Guide Planning Project Guide Electronic Submission MORE »– from Local Food
“The NC Farm School program offers seven business-planning seminars taught by Agricultural Economists, which give farmers the tools to create viable business plans. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by MORE »– from Local Food
Event Title:4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference Event Date & Time:Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM to Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1:00 PMEvent Description: NC Choices is excited to announce the 4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference,October 12-13, MORE »– from Local Food