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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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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

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

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

7/20/18Local Foods

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

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Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

6/11/18Local Foods
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How to Sell Shell Eggs into Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication provides basic information for small or medium-scale North Carolina egg producers to start …

6/11/18Local Foods