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The Gaston County Center Local Foods contact is Lara Worden.

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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 …

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Spring Into Local Strawberries

Looking to add more “superfoods” to your plate? If so, you don’t have to search far. Just take a …

Local Honey

We take so much of our food supply for granted. One example that comes to mind is honey. Have …

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Eggplant

Last week Cooperative Extension conducted its first “Cooking with Seasonal Foods” program, where participants prepared a variety of fresh …

Gaston County Local Food Resources

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

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

3 weeks ago

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

3 weeks ago

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods
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Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

3/18/19Local Foods

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens

Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown …

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

3/13/19

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

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

Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home

This publication addresses the two major soil problems found on residential properties and how to …

2/14/19SoilFacts