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Local Foods

The Union County Center Local Foods contact is Aaron Moore.

Watermelon in Hand

Cool Down With Watermelon!

What’s a great way to cool you down in the hot weather? How about watermelon? Watermelon is a delicious …

Strawberries being picked and put into containers with glove-covered hands

FCS@Home: It's Strawberry Season!

This season, North Carolina is in for an abundance of yummy strawberries. Strawberries are a delicious warm-weather fruit, that …

Cloves and Bulbs of the Garlic

Vegetable Spotlight: Garlic

December is time for cold weather, and the end of a growing season for many crops. However, there is …

Kale

Vegetable Spotlight: Kale

What’s leafy, looks bumpy, and green all over? I believe that would be Kale! Which just so happens to …

Black berries on a bush

Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

Fiber is a very important nutrient that benefits the body in many ways, from weight management to maintaining a …

Beets

Vegetable Spotlight: Beets

Today, we are putting the spotlight on a nutritious and delicious vegetable, which one of its most popular varieties …

Pumpkins

Vegetable Spotlight: Pumpkins

Fall is soon upon us, and what better way to celebrate the cooler weather than celebrating the harvest of …

OKra

Vegetable Spotlight: Okra

Today we are putting the spotlight on a classic southern vegetable, the okra! According to NC State Extension, Okra …

Brussel Sprouts

Fall Gardens

I know its August and we are still feeling the heat of summer but right now is the ideal …

Sweet Bell Peppers

Vegetable Spotlight: Peppers

Hello everyone, this is Marcus McFarland, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County. This …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

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

Adding

Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …

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 …

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 …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

Many organic vegetable farmers are interested in producing sweet corn. Organic sweet corn can be …

Cultivation of Ramps (Allium tricoccum and A. burdickii)

Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are native to the eastern North American mountains. They …

Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Photo of asparagus growing

Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3/27/20Grow It, Eat It