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The Union County Center Local Foods contact is Aaron Moore.

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 …

Canned Vegetables

Summer Can Jam Series in July!

Are you interested in learning how to preserve your own food at home through canning? Or maybe you just …

Growing Great Tomatoes

With the last days of frost around the corner many people are getting ready to plant summer gardens and …

Radishes

Vegetable Spotlight: Radishes

Today we’re doing a highlight on a delicious cold-weather crop, the almighty Radish! According to the University of Illinois …

Late Blight of Tomato

Hello, this is Andrew Baucom, county director here at the Union County Agricultural Center. Even though it is only …

Small Farms-AgriShop Series & Academy

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity! The AgriShop Series and Academy will include workshops covering Heirloom Tomatoes, Ginger, …

Cover photo for Get Ready for the Next Storm

Get Ready for the Next Storm

There is much concern about the next hurricane’s arrival to the North Carolina coast. Residents far inland can also …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Part 5: References

This publication lists the references used in parts 1-4 of the Postharvest Handling and Cooling …

Figure 1. Blueberry plant set in peat sand mixture.

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

Special Claims and the Approval Process for Niche Meat Production

With increasing demand for product transparency, a growing number of producers, processing plant operators, and …

9/19/19Local Foods