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.
USDA has awarded the 2015 Local Food Promotion Program ($13.3 million) and Farmers Market Promotion Program ($11.9 million) Grants. A number of the grantees are from North Carolina. Congratulations to all the awardees! Read more here. MORE »– from Local Food
From NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015 CONTACT: Sharron Stewart, director NCDA&CS Emergency Programs 919-807-4338 NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers affected by storm RALEIGH — MORE »– from Local Food
I do tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s popular Pollinator Paradise Garden every month for the general public as well as private groups like beekeepers, garden clubs, Master Gardener Volunteers, and others. I MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Press Release: GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Call for Proposals for the 2015 Producer Grants, intended for farmers/ranchers and farmer/rancher organizations throughout the Southern region, is now available from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research MORE »– from Local Food
Registration has opened for the Connect2Direct Summit: Building Vibrant Farmers Markets. The Connect2Direct Summit is a gathering for the farmers market community (farmers, market managers, board members) to come together to learn, share, MORE »– from Local Food
As an Agriculture Agent with the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, I do educational programs on pollinator conservation through a variety of delivery methods: workshops and presentations (both in Chatham MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Fresh produce has been linked to 14,350 outbreak-related illnesses, 1,382 hospitalizations and 34 deaths in the US (CDC, 1996-2010). Contamination can happen anywhere along the production chain, during growing, harvesting, manufacturing, processing, packing, MORE »– from Local Food
NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing MORE »– from Local Food
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Heirloom Tomatoes from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday October 19 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. Tomatoes MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Communities are invited to apply for technical assistance through a new round of Local Foods, Local Places through the US EPA Smart Growth Program. Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, September 15, 2015 MORE »– from Local Food