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 Beaufort County Center Local Foods contact is Susan Chase.
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AND Saturday May 16, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension runs a popular Junior Chefs Cooking Camp every summer where kids ages 8-12 spend a week learning to prepare and cook food. There are four one-week MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
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 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
From the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA): In September 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released several reproposed sections of food safety regulations originally proposed in January 2013: Standards for produce production (Produce Rule) MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
I have created an on-line survey to help me determine how farmers and consumers use social media for education and marketing. I am hoping you can take a few minutes to complete this MORE »– from Growing Small Farms