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The Wayne County Center Local Foods contact is Jessica Strickland.

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Grape Season Is Here!

Late summer into early fall is when grapes begin to ripen around Eastern North Carolina. In Wayne County, we …

Cover photo for Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

Average Last Spring Frost

Q: When is the last chance for frost this spring? A:We all know the weather can be very hard to …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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 …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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

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

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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 …

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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 …

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The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 …

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Figure 1. Blueberry plant set in peat sand mixture.

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …