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The Union County Center Local Foods contact is Aaron Moore.

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Spring into FCS Programs!

Spring and summer are on the way. This means warm weather and fun programs with Family and Consumer Sciences. …

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Food Hub Growers Training

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association for training in post-harvest handling to increase …

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March 2021 Extension Events

This month’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County community bulletin board is full of fun, educational activities for the entire …

Sweet Basil Leaves

What Is Sweet Basil?

One of the easiest herbs to grow is sweet basil. This herb will add tremendous flavor to your meals, …

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FCS@Home: Preserving Soups!

Nothing soothes the soul when cool weather hits like a nice hot bowl of soup, especially when it’s homemade …

Figs

FCS@Home: Figs

One of my favorite treats as a child was delicious fig bars. They were always my favorite afternoon snack …

Heirloom Tomatoes

FCS@Home: Heirloom Vegetables

Have you ever heard of heirloom vegetables? According to our friends at the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, heirloom …

Produce box filled with peppers, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, eggplant and watermelon

Shop Local Foods!

Good morning everyone! This is Rachael Holzman, Local Foods Intern with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Union County Center. As we progress …

Tomatoes, squash and green beans on table at farmers market

Local Foods Council Seeks Input

Union County Government is collaborating with several organizations, including Wingate University – The Collaborative for the Common Good and …

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    Growing Muscadines in Childcare Center Gardens

    While children are having fun growing, harvesting, and eating delicious, nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables …

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

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    Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

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    4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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