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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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Strawberries are in Season

North Carolina is the fourth-largest producer of strawberries in the nation and we can prove this by just going …

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Buying Local: A Guide for Retail and Wholesale Buyers

This publication provides guidance to retail and wholesale buyers about purchasing local foods for grocery …

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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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Market Challenges for Specialty Crop Producers in North Carolina During the Summer, Fall, and Winter of COVID-19

Throughout 2020, food supply chains and market channels across the state and nation continued to …

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Liability for Injury from Livestock

This publication provides farmers or landowners with an overview of rules of liability for any …

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This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

Visitors enjoy the pumpkin season at a farm in North Carolina

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This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …