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The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

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2021 Holly Spring Farm Field Day

Please join us for a Direct Market Farming Workshop on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Holly Spring Farm, 1378 Turnpike …

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2021 Apple Recipe Contest

APPLE RECIPE CONTEST September 3, 2021 OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Any interested individual may enter the contest. Recipe entry must be submitted online …

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Budding Cooks

Budding Cooks is a virtual, four-week, beginner’s food preparation program that will be presented via Zoom, beginning July 20, 2021. …

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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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