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Local Foods

The Gaston County Center Local Foods contact is Lara Worden.

Cover photo for 2019 Home Canning Workshops

2019 Home Canning Workshops

From local spring strawberries to summer green beans, now is the time to learn the basics of home canning. The …

Gaston County Local Farmers Markets

Listed below are local farmers markets available throughout Gaston County as of April 11, 2018: Cherryville Farmers Market 220 East Main …

Gaston County Local Food Resources

Foothills Fresh Foothills Sustainable Agriculture News Cramerton Farmers’ Market Belmont Farmers’ Market Gastonia Farmers’ Market Mount Holly Farmer …

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

Tips for Produce Growers Marketing Fresh Produce to Retail Grocers: Understanding PLU and UPC Codes

PLU and UPC codes are two widely used tracking mechanisms that help retailers efficiently …

8/1/19Local Foods

Chapter 14. Glossary

This publication contains a glossary of the terms used in The North Carolina Winegrape Grower's …


Chapter 13. Appendix Contact Information

This publication contains contact information for the authors of The North Carolina Winegrape Grower's Guide.


Chapter 12. Crop Prediction

Crop prediction or estimation is the process of projecting as accurately as possible the quantity …


Chapter 11. Spring Frost Control

To grow more consistent crops and improve your cash flow in years with damaging frost …


Chapter 10. Grapevine Water Relations and Vineyard Irrigation

Like other perennial plants, mature grapevines have extensive root systems and therefore, unlike shallow-rooted annual …