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The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

Cover photo for National American Beer Day

National American Beer Day

The history of beer is inextricably linked to the history of civilization. It has even been theorized that the …

Cover photo for Saving Gourd and Pumpkin Seeds!

Saving Gourd and Pumpkin Seeds!

Gourds and pumpkins used for fall décor contain seeds that can be collected and planted in your garden next …

picture of vegetables on farmers market table

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. …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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 …

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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

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