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The McDowell County Center Local Foods contact is Molly Sandfoss.

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Importance of Soil Sampling

Time has passed by rather quickly this year, it’s hard to believe it is already almost October. When temperatures …

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It's Apple Season!

It’s October, which means it’s finally fall, cooler weather and tons of apples! Since 1996, National Apple Month has …

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Sourwood Honey Tasting Contest

Who loves sourwood honey? On September 8, 7 p.m., at Keeper’s Cut Meadery, 175 West Henderson Street, the public …

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Saving Seeds in McDowell

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Pesticide Credits and Recertification

The goal of pesticide applicator certification/recertification and licensing is to protect people, property, the food supply, and the environment …

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