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Local Foods

The McDowell County Center Local Foods contact is Molly Sandfoss.

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Eat Local, McDowell!

I can see it. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Last year, at this time, grocery …

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Time to Dig in the Dirt

The sun is shining. Warm temperatures are back with us. The ground is ready for planting. Yes, the first …

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National Strawberry Month

May is known as National Strawberry Month. Strawberries are grown year-round, but the peak season is April through July. …

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March Is Living Well Month

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March Living Well month. During this month Family and Consumer Science (FCS) …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

4/14/21
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4/14/21
Oysters have a tear-drop shape. Clams are compact and rounded.

Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21
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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Cultivating Local Foods Consumers: Using Agritourism to Promote Local Foods

This publication shares the result of a survey study that aims to discover whether visiting …

3/29/21