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Center for Environmental
Farming Systems

CEFS is a major partner with NC Cooperative Extension in our Local Foods Flagship Program. Find out more....

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Center for Environmental
Farming Systems

CEFS is a major partner with NC Cooperative Extension in our Local Foods Flagship Program. Find out more....

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Are you writing a
Local Food or Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants?

These resources from a 2015 training on the grants may be helpful to you.

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  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

Online GAP & Food Safety Plan Creation Course popular

Web-based course is designed to educate growers about food safety on the farm, explain the USDA GHP/GAP audit process, and assist in the process of developing a food safety program and writing a food MORE »

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USDA launches Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

USDA Launches First-Ever Local Foods Survey. For more information see the USDA press release here:  http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/2016/04_07_2016.php Producers who receive the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey from NASS are strongly encouraged to respond. MORE »

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NC State University 17th Vermiculture ConferenceThu Jun 2 - Fri Jun 3, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library, NCSU Centennial Campus, Duke Energy Hall, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC
— 3 days away
Farm to Fork Picnic WeekendFri Jun 3 - Sun Jun 5, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Various locations around the Triangle
— 4 days away
Pollinator Workshop & Garden TourMon Jun 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 week away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Jun 8, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 1 week away
Pollinator Garden TourSat Jun 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourMon Jun 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 4 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourThu Jul 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Jul 13, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
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