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What's in Season: August

Check out Sarah Lackey as she tells us what fruit is in season in North Carolina this August! What’s in …

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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 vegetables! What’s …

Farmers Market Salsa!

Try this recipe for fresh salsa that is perfect to try right now! Farmers Market …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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

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

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

Adding

Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …