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A map from the USDA's Food Environment Atlas showing access and proximity to grocery stores in North Carolina counties.

Food Access
Information and Resources

The limitations that consumers face to accessing local food can be understood as an interaction of individual and environmental factors....

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A map from the USDA's Food Environment Atlas showing access and proximity to grocery stores in North Carolina counties.

Food Access
Information and Resources

The limitations that consumers face to accessing local food can be understood as an interaction of individual and environmental factors....

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NC Growing Together NC Local Food Systems Infrastructure Map

Statewide Local Food
Systems Infrastructure Map

The North Carolina Growing Together project, in collaboration with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Local Foods Flagship Program, has created a mapped inventory of businesses that serve as intermediary steps in local food supply chains. You can help keep it current, too!

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Support for Food
Councils across NC

Community Food Strategies is working to network, provide tools and resources for, and provide technical assistance to food councils across North Carolina.

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Register Now for the
Carolina Meat Conference

Farmers, chefs, and industry leaders convene on October 12th-13th, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC at the 4th Carolina Meat Conference to celebrate, network, and advance the niche meat resurgence.

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NC 10% Campaign

Join the NC 10% Campaign in support of North Carolina's farmers, businesses and communities. Pledge to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars locally!

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Food Access in North Carolina Gets Major Funding

“A $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will help get to the root of food-system inequities influenced by structural racism, in a project being led by The Cooperative Extension Program at North MORE »

Attention Poultry Producers: Mandatory NC Farm ID Number popular

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015 CONTACT: Jen Kendrick, public information officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3005 More information on the avian influenza outbreak MORE »

A Day at the Market N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market..Kannapolis, N.C., 2009. Photo by Justin Moore

National Farmers Market Week – August 2-8, 2015 popular

From the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Public Affairs Office:  National Farmers Market Week (August 2 – 8, 2015) is a week-long celebration of our nation’s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make MORE »

Dr. Jeana Myers demonstrates the interactive topographic sand table in the Dig It exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Science
Photo: Dr. Lise Jenkins, EMGV, Durham county

Digging in at Dig It

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil Exhibit open through August 16, 2015 Wake county’s Horticulture Extension Agent, Dr. Jeana Myers, toured the NC Museum of Natural Science special exhibit Dig It: The Secrets of MORE » – from   Gardening

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8th Annual Paw Paw Festival

Free Event! The 8th annual NC pawpaw festival will be held 10 am -1 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Forsyth County agriculture building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC. Food made with pawpaws will MORE » – from   Gardening

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Pollinator Garden TourWed Sep 9, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 6 days away
Webinar: Feral and managed bees in rural and urban habitatsMon Sep 14 - Mon Sep 14, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Webinar. Time to be determined.
— 2 weeks away
Amazing Grazing: Pasture-Based Livestock Education ProgramTue Sep 15 - Tue Sep 15, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
BC Angus Farm Mt. Airy, NC
— 2 weeks away
CANCELLED: Eastern Triangle Farm TourSat Sep 19 - Sun Sep 20, 2015 - ALL DAY— 2 weeks away
Lincoln County Apple FestivalSat Sep 19, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Main Street, Downtown Lincolnton, NC
— 2 weeks away
Amazing Grazing: Pasture-Based Livestock Education ProgramTue Sep 22 - Tue Sep 22, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Hyatt Farms Brasstown, NC
— 3 weeks away
Pollinator Workshop & Garden TourWed Sep 23, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Small-Scale Egg Production in a Range Setting Field DayThu Sep 24, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Union County Center 3230-D Presson Rd. Monroe, NC 28112
— 3 weeks away
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