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The Catawba County Center Local Foods contacts are George Place, April Vigardt.

Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the Catawba County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering its own mini course! …

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2019 Market Gardener Class

Registration is now open for this hands on class for anyone wanting to sell their produce. To register please …

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Aquaponics Workshop

Sept. 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SALT Block greenhouse. This workshop is $20 but it …

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Local Foods Cooking Class

In these classes, you will learn how to make the most of seasonal produce with simple, fast recipes and …

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Ag Energy Workshop

September 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free Lunch provided by Bioenergy Research Initiative Learn how to lower your energy bill! Grants …

Garden, Lawn & Landscape Q & A

It has been another busy season in the garden, lawn, and landscape of Catawba County. We have had some …

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Farm to Fork Recipes

Check out a new resource with recipes and resources to help you make the most of foods you find …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Community Supported Agriculture in North Carolina

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of direct marketing in which a community of …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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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 …

8/28/18

Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa sponge products are readily available in the cosmetic and bath section of department stores, …

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

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

8/28/18

Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

8/14/18