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The Clay County Center Local Foods contact is Lisa Gonzalez.

A flyer to promote the Beginning Farmer Webinar Series by Michigan State University.

Beginning Farmer Webinar

Join us at the Community Services Building in Hayesville, NC for a FREE webinar each Wednesday night at 7:00 …

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May Canning Workshops

The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Clay County Office, is offering canning classes throughout the month of May. Renay Knapp, Family and …

tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, yellow plastic bag with cherry tomatoes

Food Preservation Workshop

Canning High and Low Acid Foods April 11, 2017 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Community Services Building 25 Riverside Circle Hayesville, NC It may not be …

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Basic Bee School 2017

Interested in having a few hives of honeybees but not sure exactly how to get started? The Appalachian Beekeeper’s …

Cover photo for Winter Ag Workshops

Winter Ag Workshops

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms – For anyone interested in growing your own mushrooms, there will be a mushroom workshop held at …

Backyard Fruit Production

Do you hope for that opportunity of walking out in the back yard and picking home grown fruit from …

Cover photo for 2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day is August 7, 2014 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NC Optional Tour: 1:00 p.m. (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops) Registration: 2:30 p.m. Welcome: 3:00 p.m. Tours: 3:15 …

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The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Shellfish Mariculture Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's shellfish mariculture industry.

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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 …

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Engaging Volunteers to Develop a Local Food Directory

A local food directory is a listing of farms and food businesses where customers can …

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