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Local Foods

The McDowell County Center Local Foods contact is Molly Sandfoss.

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You Can Grow Your Own Food!

N.C. Cooperative Extension has the resources and know-how to increase your knowledge and skills in growing your own food. …

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Vegetable Gardening 101

Many people are looking to meet their food needs with their own vegetable garden. For some, our parents did …

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Great COVID-19 Resources

NC State Extension has compiled resources on COVID-19 around agriculture, food, youth, health, and wellness, as well as other …

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Organic Gardening for the Home Garden

The Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of McDowell County will have their monthly program meeting on Organic Gardening for the …

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Small Fruit Production Workshop

Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent–Small Fruits & Vegetables, will be conducting the Small Fruit Production Workshop, Thursday, February 13, …

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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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Extension Programs

Looking for Extension programs related to local foods? Check out the Cooperative Extension Local Food Portal Overview Site Map …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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Asparagus

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

1 week agoGrow It, Eat It
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 …

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Kale

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

3/13/20Grow It, Eat It

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

2/19/20

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

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Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

1/6/20Local Foods