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Local Foods

The Randolph County Center Local Foods contact is Ben Grandon.

A pile of various winter squash

Winter Squash Is Arriving

A member of the gourd family; squash is native to North and South American. This versatile vegetable is available …

Apples in bags are ready for purchase at the NC Farmers Market.

NC Apples -- In Season!

The sound of biting into a perfectly crisp apple is the sound of autumn-whether the apple is plain or …

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Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook

Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including: varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover …

Bowl of beautiful tomatoes

Seasonal Produce: Tomatoes

Nothing says summer quite like juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun. Native to South America, tomatoes are …

Backyard chicken coop

Backyard Poultry Resources

Lately, backyard poultry has become popular for a variety of reasons. Whether to provide a source of meat and …

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Local Food List Now Available

This list of local food sources is being put together by Cooperative Extension offices across the state. The lists …

Cover of the Bees of NC

The Bees of North Carolina

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

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Logos for 12 online marketplace companies.

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 …