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The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

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Canning the Apple Season

Here in Henderson County, we take our apples very seriously. As the top producer of apples in the state, …

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2023 Apple Recipe Contest Winners

The 2023 Apple Recipe Contest had an outstanding 35 entries! Each delectable dessert was taste tested by our group …

Thank you to Pressley Farms for these blueberries!

Blueberry Jam Recipe

This past Tuesday we kicked off our summer food preservation series with a blueberry jam canning class. We made …

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Summer Food Preservation Classes

Summertime brings an abundance of fruits and vegetables in home and community gardens, at roadside stands and at farmers …

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Strawberry Season Is Here!

Strawberry Season is here! Henderson County is home to some amazing strawberry growers and this year our friends over at …

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Garden Bounty Solution!

Do you have an abundance of vegetables growing in your garden? Have you purchased a bushel of fresh produce …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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Pole Bean Production

In North Carolina, pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a …

There are many ways that food enters campus communities: box delivery (or CSA) programs, farmers markets, and culinary programs.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

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Growing Blueberries in Childcare Center Gardens

In addition to their delicious fruit, blueberries also provide year-round interest in the garden. Bell-shaped …

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

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Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …