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Local Foods

The Northampton County Center Local Foods contact is Victoria Neff.

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

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Find Local Meats on MeatSuite

NC Choices is proud to introduce MeatSuite to North Carolina consumers. MeatSuite is a website where you can find local …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

A lot of the guidance around preventing spread of COVID-19 says to clean and disinfect surfaces. But what does …

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COVID-19 and Grocery Shopping

There are many questions surround grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data currently that …

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Winter Storm Food Safety

As winter storms approach North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

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Extension Programs

Looking for Extension programs related to local foods? Check out the Cooperative Extension Local Food Portal Overview Site Map …

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Extension Publications

Looking for Extension publications on local foods? Check out the Cooperative Extension Local Food Portal Local Food Extension Publications …

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Local Food Systems

Looking for resources on local food systems? Check out the Cooperative Extension Local Food Portal Local Food Systems Concepts …

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Strong Communities

Looking for resources on building strong communities through local foods? Check out the Cooperative Extension Local Food Portal Strong …

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Youth & Families

Looking for resources for youth & families related to local foods? Check out the resources on the Cooperative Extension …

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Nutrition & Health

Looking for Nutrition & Health resources pertaining to local foods? Check out these national and statewide programs and resources …

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Cook Local Food

Looking for resources for cooking local foods? Check out the seasonal recipes, food prepping tips, and cooking videos on …

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Grow Local Food

Looking for tips for growing local foods? Check out resources for farm production, including for new and beginning farmers, on …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Caswell County Ag Census Infographic 2017

This infographic provides a visual interpretation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is collected …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …