Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Local Foods

The Stanly County Center Local Foods contacts are Lori Ivey, Dustin Adcock.

Greens in Field

Greens Production Workshops

Join us for hands-on, on-farm production workshops for Western NC Growers These workshops are aimed at training growers considering production …

Cover photo for Grow an Edible Landscape

Grow an Edible Landscape

The term “edible landscape” is or will become quite familiar to many North Carolinians in future years due to …

Cover photo for Local Food Drive!

Local Food Drive!

We are excited to celebrate the 33rd Annual Small Farms Week by hosting a local food drive. Please help …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In eastern North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

4 days ago
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

4 days ago
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4 days ago

The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 …

1 week ago
Figure 1. Blueberry plant set in peat sand mixture.

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick-Your-Own Operators

Blueberries are a native North American fruit, and North Carolina is one of the largest …

Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina

Blueberry production in Western North Carolina differs from the main commercial production areas in the …

The Value of Honey Bees as Pollinators in North Carolina

The impact of honey bees on not only North Carolina, but the entire world is …

3 weeks ago