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The Wayne County Center Local Foods contact is Jessica Strickland.

Pecans

It's Pecan Harvest Time!

It won’t be long before we will be planning our holiday meals. No matter how you pronounce the word …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Watermelons at farmers market

Peak Watermelon Season Is Here

Nothing says summer like watermelons. Watermelons are often a must at our summer cookouts and are a wonderful treat …

Tomatoes at farmers market

It Is the Season for Tomatoes

Many of us know there’s nothing better than a fresh tomato sandwich on a hot, summer day. Tomatoes are …

Peaches at farmers market

Peaches Are Now in Season

Peaches are in season around Wayne County! Sweet, juicy peaches in North Carolina are a symbol of summertime! North …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

3 days agoLocal Foods

Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …

1/27/21
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Selling Fluid Milk to Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

1/8/21Local Foods
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Adding Value to Local Food

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

1/8/21Local Foods

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21

Vacationer Supported Agriculture Summer 2019

Vacationer Supported Agriculture (VSA) is a project led by NC State’s P1tLab and NC State …

12/18/20Local 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

Caswell County Ag Census Infographic 2017

This infographic provides a visual interpretation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is collected …