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The Wilkes County Center Local Foods contact is Courtney Tevepaugh.

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COVID-19-Please Read

As a preventive measure in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community, we encourage customers of …

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Winter Fruit Pruning Class

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension of Wilkes County for a hands-on pruning class. We will cover the fundamentals of pruning commonly …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

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Eat Local for Thanksgiving! 

Here in North Carolina and Wilkes County, our farmers grow delicious foods that are a perfect addition to your …

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Visit NC Farms App

The Visit NC Farms App has launched in Wilkes County. Participating assets are: Blake Farms, Call Family Distillers, Copper …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

7 days agoGrow It, Eat It
Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It

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. …

2/19/20

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

2/19/20

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 Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Figure 1. Farm to University pathways.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

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

1/6/20Local Foods