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The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

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Winter Grape Chores

Winter Vineyard Chores Checklist The dormant season is a great time to take care of a number of vineyard chores. …

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Caneberry Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning All blackberries and raspberries must be pruned and trained. Annual pruning helps keep the plants manageable, healthy, and …

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Saving Milk

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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Cultivating Local Foods Consumers: Using Agritourism to Promote Local Foods

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