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The Surry County Center Local Foods contact is Joanna Radford.

Pieces of illustrated produce surround the text "In the United States only 1 out of 10 adults eat enough produce."

Eat With the Seasons

It’s winter. You’ve just purchased some strawberries at your local grocery. You get home, wash them, and settle in …

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Japanese Persimmon

Japanese persimmon is not the native persimmon. They are much like apples and are approximately the same size as …

Blueberry Waffles

Don't Forget Breakfast

Have you ever been riding down the road and your car ran out of gas? How far can a …

Apples

Fiber Facts

What is fiber and how does it work in our body? Fiber is a carbohydrate in food that is …

Fresh Orange Juice

Reducing Food Waste

Food money is wasted if food rules are not followed. If food spoils before it is eaten, you have …

Local Surry County Farmers

Local Surry County Farmers Contact farms for product availability and market hours. Not all farmers listed attend local farmers markets. Bullington Farms Strawberries 336.325.2273 Pick …

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Local Strawberries Are Here!

The strawberry season is arriving at least two weeks early. Our local strawberry farms are planning on opening next …

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Area 4-H Food Show

**Calling all Surry County 4-H’ers that love to cook, bake, grill, etc.!!!** It’s that time of year again…our Area Food …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

There are many ways that food enters campus communities: box delivery (or CSA) programs, farmers markets, and culinary programs.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

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

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Pole Bean Production

In North Carolina, pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a …

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Growing Blueberries in Childcare Center Gardens

In addition to their delicious fruit, blueberries also provide year-round interest in the garden. Bell-shaped …

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

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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
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How to Organize a Community Garden

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

3 weeks ago

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 …

3 weeks ago
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Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

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