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Local Foods

The McDowell County Center Local Foods contact is Molly Sandfoss.

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Health Coverage Enrollment Event

There will be health coverage enrollment assistance available for FREE on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5 to 7 p.m. …

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Grants for Diversifying Farms in 2021

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications for farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the …

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Pumpkin Season Is Here!

Kick off the pumpkin season by making your own pumpkin puree! First, cut open the pumpkin and remove the …

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Enjoy Safe Infused Water 

With the hot summer months still here, a refreshing treat can be getting some infused water to help replenish …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

11/11/20
A flowchart showing the steps to created value-added products.

Adding Value to Local Food

This publication introduces producers to general principles for successfully creating new value-added products and where …

11/11/20Local Foods

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 …