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.
Content from NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. “NCDA&CS to host fifth annual workshop for farmers market managers Feb. 20 Registration deadline is Feb. 11 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture MORE »– from Local Food
Get all the dirt on edible community, school and child care gardens, urban ag and growing greener, friendlier communities! Registration is open! How do you start a community garden—at church, at work, in your MORE »– from Gardening
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The NC Peach Growers’ Society Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the Moore County Agriculture Center. The Annual Meeting is geared to the needs of peach growers across the MORE »– from Peach Growers Information
North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday February 21 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual training and MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will provide a limited number of scholarships for small farmers interested in attending the activities to be held on campus as MORE »– from Local Food
Pasture Pork Conference, February 11-12, 2015 in Greensboro, NC. The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) will be hosting a MORE »– from Local Food
Are you a new or experienced farmer looking to hear success stories and lessons learned from your peers? If you answered yes, this webinar series is for you. The series is kicking off at the lunch MORE »– from Local Food
The North Carolina Sheep Producers’ Association will hold its annual educational and business meeting on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Guilford County Extension Office in Greensboro from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
If you want to make and sell pickles and other acidified foods in North Carolina you must have attended NCSU’s Acidified Foods Manufacturing School. The Acidified Foods Manufacturing School provides instruction in food handling techniques, MORE »– from Growing Small Farms