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The Carteret County Center Local Foods contact is Shawn Banks.

Carrots in the garden

Winter Garden Crops

There isn’t anything to plant in the garden this month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do …

Lettuce in a container

Planting Spring Vegetables

It’s not too late to plant spring vegetables in the garden. If you have the space, a row of …

Farmers Market Vendor

Survey for Farmers Market Vendors

Researchers at Virginia Tech and NC State University are working to understand how COVID-19 has impacted farmers markets. If …

Be Aware of Spotted Lanternfly

A news report from WCTI News Channel 12 today announced that some Christmas trees were sold in Onslow County …

Pansy

Landscape Changes to Make Now

If you’re one of those wonderful people who likes change, then here are a few things that can be …

Cauliflower Head

Harvesting Cool Season Vegetables

November is a great month to harvest crops such as cabbage collards, beets, rutabaga, broccoli and cauliflower. There isn’t much …

Cover photo for Fig Time in NC!

Fig Time in NC!

If you have never tasted fresh figs, then you are missing out on one of the south’s greatest fruit …

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

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Pole Bean Production

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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. …