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.
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
State Climate Office of North Carolina Climate Thresholds Tool – Calculate the average first and last frost dates for your garden. Step 1: Choose your location of interest by clicking on the map MORE »– from Gardening
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
Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook by Don Boekelheide & Lucy Bradley Now available from the NC Bookstore, $10 INCLUDES shipping!!! Web Based, with a printable 74 MORE »– from Community Gardens
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
Via the Center for Environmental Farming Systems: Get your taste buds ready…tickets for the 2016 Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend are on sale NOW at www.farmtoforknc.com! Mark your calendars for June 3-5, 2016 MORE »– from Local Food
Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ NC Choices Director Sarah Blacklin Recognized by Farm Credit in National Search for 100 Fresh Perspectives Shaping Rural America and Agriculture Media contact: JJ Richardson, CEFS Communications Specialist, MORE »– from Local Food
NC Cooperative Extension will be offering two workshops to help potential grant applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the $30 million Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. These workshops MORE »– from Local Food