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The Nash County Center Local Foods contact is Sandy Hall.

Cover photo for Farmers Market - Holiday Market

Farmers Market - Holiday Market

1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount Holiday Market Hours SATURDAYS from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reach out to vendors to pre-order! Concession …

Cover photo for Cooking Up the Season - Eggplant

Cooking Up the Season - Eggplant

Eggplant is the vegetable highlighted in this episode of Cooking Up The Season. Eggplant is a summer vegetable found …

Cover photo for Okra - Cooking Up the Season

Okra - Cooking Up the Season

Okra is one of my favorite summer vegetables. It is fat-free, very low in sodium, cholesterol-free, and low in …

Cover photo for Cooking Up the Season - Blueberries

Cooking Up the Season - Blueberries

The seventh video in the Cooking Up the Season mini-series highlights blueberries. Blueberry season for our area is mid-May …

zucchini snip

Cooking Up the Season - Zucchini

This episode of Cooking Up The Season focused on zucchini. Zucchini is in season in North Carolina during the …

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

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Caswell County Ag Census Infographic 2017

This infographic provides a visual interpretation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is collected …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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 …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …