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The Caldwell County Center Local Foods contact is Eli Snyder.

The Benefits of Being a Locavore

Are you a locavore? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a locavore as someone who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. There …

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Growing Great Gardens Workshop

Interested in growing your own food? Come learn how to start a vegetable garden at home and enjoy fresh …

Starting Transplants at Home

Starting vegetable transplants at home offers many advantages. You can control the growth of seedlings, so you don’t end …

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Extension Gardener Spring Newsletter

The Extension Gardener newsletter is written by horticultural experts with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Each issue provides timely …

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If I Had to Choose

To say that growing quality fruit in our area is challenging is an understatement. Apples get rust diseases. Pears …

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Pruning Grapevines

One of the most common questions I get at this time of year is about when and how to …

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

10/23/18
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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide

This publication provides information about planning and maintaining a home vegetable garden. Topics include site …

10/10/18
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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

9/25/18Local Foods