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The Person County Center Local Foods contact is Johnny Coley.

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

A lot of the guidance around preventing spread of COVID-19 says to clean and disinfect surfaces. But what does …

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Relief Funds for Farmers

​ Carolina Farm Stewardship Association posted an article about COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to Farmers Starting April 3. Click …

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Backyard Agriculture 101

As we all try to adjust to our new lifestyles caused by COVID-19, N.C. Cooperative Extension is providing new …

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COVID-19 and Grocery Shopping

There are many questions surround grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data currently that …

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Winter Storm Food Safety

As winter storms approach North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

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Veterans on the Farm

November 8, 2019 | Dee Shore As the wife of a career Marine, Roxanne Reed has seen post-traumatic stress and its impact …

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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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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 …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

Many organic vegetable farmers are interested in producing sweet corn. Organic sweet corn can be …

Cultivation of Ramps (Allium tricoccum and A. burdickii)

Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are native to the eastern North American mountains. They …

Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

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

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3/27/20Grow It, Eat It