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.
Diane Currier, owner of Honeygirl Meadery, shares how a visit to Alaska motivated her to start her meadery and a how her award-winning mead is made. Listen to this interview to learn more MORE »– from Extension Gardener
Derrick Sides grew up on a farm and has a love of the land and agriculture but his perspective is unique. Having been an artist and involved in local government he decided to try MORE »– from NC Farm School
Family, agriculture, community, and a passion for how they do things is what defines the farm that Jennifer and Ben Rosencrans had been dreaming of. Going back over 200 years Jennifer’s family farmed the MORE »– from NC Farm School
Vegetable Gardening, Chapter 16 of the Extension Gardener Handbook Now available for free on line Everything you need to know to grow vegetables in North Carolina. Selecting a Garden Site; Choosing a type and MORE »– from Gardening
The Extension Gardener Handbook team is pleased to announce the “Small Fruits” Chapter is up and ready for use. Congratulations and thank you to co-authors Gina Fernandez, Bill Cline and Sara Spayd and the MORE »– from Extension Gardener
An in depth look at how to effectively use cover crops in vegetable gardens, this 19 page document by Dr. Megan M. Gregory is free to download. More information on using cover crops MORE »– from Gardening
Web-based course is designed to educate growers about food safety on the farm, explain the USDA GHP/GAP audit process, and assist in the process of developing a food safety program and writing a food MORE »– from Local Food
USDA Launches First-Ever Local Foods Survey. For more information see the USDA press release here: http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/2016/04_07_2016.php Producers who receive the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey from NASS are strongly encouraged to respond. MORE »– from Local Food
A monthly celebration of local food + community Through monthly exhibitions, showcases, events and demos community members can explore new ways to engage with and support local food. If you are not from MORE »– from Gardening