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The Forsyth County Center Local Foods contact is Mary Brennan.

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What's in Season: July

Find out what’s in season in NC this July and a recipe that uses a lot of in-season …

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What's in Bloom, Week of June 25

Summer arrived this week, and it’s also National Pollinator Week. We are seeing lots of flowers in our vegetable …

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What's in Season? June in NC

What’s in Season during June in North Carolina? Check out our new series where Sarah talks about fruits or vegetables …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

Purple coneflower

What's in Bloom - May 7, 2020

As the soil heats up, more and more plants are blooming in the garden. Microclimates in your yard can …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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