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The Haywood County Center Local Foods contact is Julie Sawyer.

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Learn to Ferment in Online Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to ferment foods? In this five-week series, we will demonstrate and share resources …

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March Is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and while it is still cold outside there are plenty of vegetables “in season” …

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February is American Heart Month! 

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in …

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Gardening in the Mountains Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Haywood County is pleased to announce new horticulture classes for home gardeners this spring! Instructors will be …

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Virtual NC Agritunity in 2021

2021 Virtual NC Agritunity Conference Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is available now! For more information …

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Let's Talk Turkey

Let the countdown begin. It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving and time to get those final plans in place before …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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 …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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

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

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Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

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

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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

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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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Cultivating Local Foods Consumers: Using Agritourism to Promote Local Foods

This publication shares the result of a survey study that aims to discover whether visiting …

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