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Local Foods

The Alamance County Center Local Foods contact is Mark Danieley.

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Frost Damage

Saturday, April 11, 2020, was a cold morning in Alamance County. Several plants at Buster Sykes Farm were damaged …

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Find Local Food

Looking for where to buy local food? Check out this great list of resources from the North Carolina mountains …

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FCS March Newsletter

Three Cheers for Cabbage! Check out different recipe ideas for this under-rated vegetable and its relatives. Remember to scroll to …

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2018 Courses for Small Food Processors

All FDA registered food manufacturing/production facilities must comply with at least some portion of the Preventive Controls for Human …

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Produce Safety Workshop

The Produce Safety Alliance will be offering a one-day workshop on March 16th in Wilkesboro to help people learn …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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 …

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. …

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 …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …