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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

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

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The Big Give Event!

Mills River Farmers Market is partnering with with Interfaith Assistance Ministries to host THE BIG GIVE this weekend! Fresh produce …

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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, …

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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 …

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

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Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

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

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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 …

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Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …