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.
Farm to Childcare is a 3-year project to get locally sourced produce into Wake County Child Care facilities.The John Rex Endowment has awarded Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) $675,639 for a Farm to Child Care project MORE »– from Local Food
North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct a Pastured Egg Production Field Day from 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC. Topics: MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Chatham County Cooperative Extension has organized a Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell for Monday, September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. We will visit grower Wynn Dinnsen’s orchard where he grows over MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday September 22 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Come See the Face of Agriculture in Chatham County Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm This is a FREE Event! Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) – Pittsboro Campus Sponsored by MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Chatham County Cooperative Extension In late 2008, I planted a demonstration pollinator garden at Chatham Mills to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
A severe basil disease is impacting some of our local growers. The disease is causing problems up and down the east coast. Learn all about it and see over 20 photos on the MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. I was asked to arrange an all day farm tour for faculty in North Carolina State University’s Agricultural & Resource Economics Department to provide a better MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
North Stokes High School’s farm is growing GAP-certified produce for their own school cafeteria. Hear more in this news video and read more from The Stokes News - Bridging the GAP: First GAP certified MORE »– from Local Food