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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 …

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

Basil

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

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 …

5/23/19Local Foods

Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …

Promoting Your Agritourism Business

The basis of any promotional program is product excellence. If your product or operation is …

Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise

Agritourism venues require a significant amount of planning, marketing, and promotion to create successful enterprises. …

Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

5/6/19
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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. …

4/4/19

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. …

4/3/19