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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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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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North Carolina
Growing Together Project

The NC Growing Together project aims to bring more locally-produced foods into mainstream markets.

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NC Community Gardening Conference popular

NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY GARDENING CONFERENCE Sponsored by NC Community Garden Partners Time: Garden tour Friday, 4/22/2016 4 – 6 PM; Conference and workshops Saturday, 4/23/2016 9 AM – 4 PM Location: Greenville, NC More 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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Regional Small Flock Poultry Owner Seminar:Wed May 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Forsyth Extension Center, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
— 1 week away
Schoolyard Garden & Food Safety Training WebinarThu May 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
go.ncsu.edu/safergardens
— 1 week away
Pollinator Day CelebrationSat May 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden Workshop & Garden TourWed May 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Got 2 Be NC Festival (NCDA&CS)Fri May 20 - Sun May 22, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Raleigh, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Workshop & Garden TourSat May 21, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
NC Choices and CES Pasture PorkshopWed May 25 - Wed May 25, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd # 6, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, United States
— 3 weeks away
NC Choices and CES Pasture PorkshopWed May 25 - Wed May 25, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd # 6, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, United States
— 3 weeks away
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