Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Local Foods

en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

The Carteret County Center Local Foods contact is Shawn Banks.

Strawberry plant

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, …

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 …

Learn More Using the Resources Below

    Carteret Backyard Foods

    Recent Publications related to Local Foods

    Clusters of ripening blueberries on the bush.

    Growing Blueberries in Childcare Center Gardens

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

    A bunch of ripe, purple muscadine grapes on the vine.

    Growing Muscadines in Childcare Center Gardens

    While children are having fun growing, harvesting, and eating delicious, nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables …

    Ripe and unripe fruit growing on a fig tree.

    Growing Fruit Trees in Childcare Center Gardens

    Early childhood educators can easily engage children in growing, harvesting, and preparing tree fruits that …

    Bermudagrass rhizome with a ruler for scale.

    Managing Weeds in Childcare Center Gardens

    This publication focuses on managing weeds in the Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) of childcare centers. …

    A ripe strawberry on the vine.

    Growing Strawberries in Childcare Center Gardens

    Strawberries are the perfect fruit for early childcare centers. Their life cycle is short (planted …

    Strawberry flowers and fruit.

    Easy Fruits to Grow at Childcare Center Gardens

    This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, fruits suitable for childcare center gardening. It provides information …

    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 …