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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, …

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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 …

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Planning Your Fall Garden

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

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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

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Selling Fluid Milk to Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

12/18/18Local Foods
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How to Sell Shell Eggs Into Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication provides basic information for small or medium-scale North Carolina egg producers to start …

12/18/18Local Foods
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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

12/17/18Local Foods

Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina

Blueberry production in Western North Carolina differs from the main commercial production areas in the …

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Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa are tropical, vining plants that produce large fruits similar to cucumbers. When young and …

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Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

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

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

12/5/18