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The Union County Center Local Foods contact is Aaron Moore.

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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, …

Soup in a bowl with garnish

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 …

Woman smiling at Farmers Market stand

Meet Our Local Foods Intern

Hi everyone, this is Rachael Holzman, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Union County Center Local Foods Intern. I am a …

Bushel of Peaches

FCS@Home - North Carolina Peaches

Warm summertime means delicious peaches from June to September. That’s right! Peaches are a great healthy snack to cool …

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 …

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Engaging Volunteers to Develop a Local Food Directory

A local food directory is a listing of farms and food businesses where customers can …

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Buying Local: A Guide for Retail and Wholesale Buyers

This publication provides guidance to retail and wholesale buyers about purchasing local foods for grocery …

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Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

10/4/21

Market Challenges for Specialty Crop Producers in North Carolina During the Summer, Fall, and Winter of COVID-19

Throughout 2020, food supply chains and market channels across the state and nation continued to …

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Liability for Injury from Livestock

This publication provides farmers or landowners with an overview of rules of liability for any …

Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

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Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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