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The Carteret County Center Local Foods contact is Shawn Banks.

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Local U-Pick Strawberries

If you’re anticipating filling a basket full of freshly picked red berries, you’ll be happy to know strawberry season …

Lisa Rayburn

Free Event Backyard Food Gardening Feb 9

Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer Association of Carteret County will present their annual speaker program free to the public on Wednesday, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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