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Local Foods

The Guilford County Center Local Foods contacts are Molly Alexi, Quina Weber-Shirk.

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Canning with Cooperative Extension

Canning is a safe, economical way to preserve quality food at home. Canning interrupts the normal spoiling and decaying …

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Backyard Flock Management

Join us in this free online webinar to learn more about the basics of raising a backyard poultry flock. Speaker: …

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The Power of Greens

“Did you eat your greens?” This was the question that my mom would yell out before her visit to …

Beef Jerky

Homemade Jerky

We’ve been on a jerky kick for the last few days. Watch our “How to Video” to learn how …

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Holiday Food Safety Resources

Here are some supplemental Holiday food safety resources that may assist you with safe Holiday cooking this season. Hotlines USDA Meat …

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It's Soup Time!!

Soups are great for the Fall and Winter because they warm the body and they can serve as an …

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NC Crunch October 21

Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown apple on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at noon. Across North Carolina, kids …

Recent Publications related to Local 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 …

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Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …

1/27/21
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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, …

1/8/21Local Foods
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Adding Value to Local Food

This publication introduces producers to general principles for successfully creating new value-added products and where …

1/8/21Local Foods

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21

Vacationer Supported Agriculture Summer 2019

Vacationer Supported Agriculture (VSA) is a project led by NC State’s P1tLab and NC State …

12/18/20Local Foods
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

11/11/20

Caswell County Ag Census Infographic 2017

This infographic provides a visual interpretation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is collected …