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

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Starting Tropical Fruits

Have you ever tried to grow an avocado from a pit, with no luck? Or maybe you’ve seen a …

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Currituck Extension January Report

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck has a new monthly feature designed to inform the public about the impacts and …

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Small Fruit Workshop

Are you interested in starting your own fruit or berry plants? Maybe you’ve grown them in the past, and …

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Greenhouse Workshop

Have you ever wanted your own greenhouse, but you do not know where to begin? Do you currently have …

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Spotted Lanternfly 

Be on the lookout! An established population of spotted lanternflies was detected in Carrol Co. Virginia, just north of …

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Soil Sampling

November marks the beginning of the holiday season, and the end of the free soil sample analysis; but who’s …

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Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of …

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Handmade and Homegrown Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Handmade and Homegrown …

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Harvest Season

The end of August signals the end of summer, the start of the school year, and the beginning of …

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Currituck Farm Festival

Mark your calendars for October 2, 2021, from 1–4 p.m. for the Currituck Farm Festival, a celebration of our …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

There are many ways that food enters campus communities: box delivery (or CSA) programs, farmers markets, and culinary programs.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

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Pole Bean Production

In North Carolina, pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a …

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Growing Blueberries in Childcare Center Gardens

In addition to their delicious fruit, blueberries also provide year-round interest in the garden. Bell-shaped …

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

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Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …