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Catawba County Small Farms and Local Food Program

 The 2019 Local Food Guide is Here

Use this interactive PDF to explore local farms, businesses and Extension Programs

Local Food Guide Catawba County NC


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Vision: To Improve community resilience, assist new and current farmers in production and business questions, and attract families to connect with local agriculture and a vibrant local food system.

Goal: Successful implementation of the Catawba County Farm and Food Sustainability Plan.

The Winter Farmers Market at the Crossingbok choyBlue Goat Dairy goat cheese assortment

Wednesdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on the 2nd Fl. across from Highland Ave. restaurant

Open Dec. 19, 2018, with Produce, Meat, Cheese, Specialty Products and Gifts for the Holidays.

The market will re-open Jan. 9, 2019, and run until the last Wed. in Feb.
Check out Facebook for updates

Programming and Upcoming Events

Small Farmers Meeting–  A group of local farmers who meet once a month (every other month in Summer) for a potluck to support one another, discuss production issues,  and pull resources. Our next meeting will be in Jan. time and place to be announced. Please contact April Vigardt at or call 828-453-8243 for more information.

Farm School

Market Gardener Course

Eat Drink and Be Local

Local Foods  Cooking Class

Farm City

April Vigardt

Small Farms and Local Food Agent