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The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

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National Sandwich Day

One of the questions I often ask when getting to know someone is, “what meal would you pick if …

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National American Beer Day

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

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Saving Gourd and Pumpkin Seeds!

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

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2022 Holly Spring Farm Field Day

Please join us for a Direct Market Farming Workshop on Monday, September 12, 2022, 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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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

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Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

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Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

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