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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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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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Derrick Sides

Batcrow Farms Follows a Dream popular

Derrick Sides grew up on a farm and has a love of the land and agriculture but his perspective is unique. Having been an artist and involved in local government he decided to try MORE » – from   NC Farm School

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Crossings Farm Finds the Sweet Spot popular

Family, agriculture, community, and a passion for how they do things is what defines the farm that Jennifer and Ben Rosencrans had been dreaming of. Going back over 200 years Jennifer’s family farmed the MORE » – from   NC Farm School

Online GAP & Food Safety Plan Creation Course

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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Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourMon Sep 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Farmers Market Workshop: Growing and Regenerating Healthy MarketsTue Sep 13, 2016
9:15 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Shelby, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Sep 14, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourSat Sep 17, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
National Small Farm ConferenceTue Sep 20 - Thu Sep 22, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
— 3 weeks away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourTue Sep 20, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
NC Choices' Women Working in the Meat Business ConferenceSun Oct 2 - Tue Oct 4, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Orange County, NC, USA
— 1 month away
Women Working in the Meat Business ConferenceSun Oct 2 - Tue Oct 4, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Chapel Hill, NC
— 1 month away
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