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The Nash County Center Local Foods contact is Sandy Hall.

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Farmers Market Is Now Open!

2019 MARKET HOURS Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through November Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., June through August Shop Fresh Local …

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Agriculture and Industry Tour

August 12th – 17th NC Cooperative Extension, Nash County Center, is joining Alleghany, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin …

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New Beehive Grant

County governments, nonprofit groups and certified beekeepers pursuing farmland preservation projects and beehive grants have until Dec. 15 to …

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Farmers Market in Rocky Mount, NC

This regional farmers market is managed by the Nash County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. Located at 1006 …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …


Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods
Figure 1. Farm to University pathways.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

3/18/19Local Foods

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens

Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown …

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …


Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home

This publication addresses the two major soil problems found on residential properties and how to …