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The Currituck County Center Local Foods contacts are Cameron Lowe, Olivia Patchel.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

To help celebrate Earth Day, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will present an in-person Rain Barrel Workshop …

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Live Monthly Food Demos! 

Do you love learning new recipes and cooking techniques? Would you like to try new vegetables and really enjoy …

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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of …

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Currituck Fall Fair Recap

This fall many of our traditional face to face community gatherings were cancelled or postponed as we learned how …

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Community Survey

So much has changed in 2020. North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck County has worked diligently this year to …

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Fall Cooking Class Series 

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a Live online fall cooking class. All classes will be hosted …

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

The weather has finally cooled and fall is here! It’s time to go out and find the biggest pumpkin …

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Sweet Potato or Yam

Some people use the terms “sweet potato” and “yam” interchangeably when preparing meals. However, they are not related; they …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome during quarantine? Show it off at our virtual Homegrown and …

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Cut Flower Bouquet Contest

Creating cut flower bouquets is a fun, educational, and creative way to spend time outdoors. This activity can be …

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

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Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …

1/27/21
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Selling Fluid Milk to Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

1/8/21Local Foods
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Adding Value to Local Food

This publication introduces producers to general principles for successfully creating new value-added products and where …

1/8/21Local Foods

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21

Vacationer Supported Agriculture Summer 2019

Vacationer Supported Agriculture (VSA) is a project led by NC State’s P1tLab and NC State …

12/18/20Local Foods
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

11/11/20

Caswell County Ag Census Infographic 2017

This infographic provides a visual interpretation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is collected …