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

The Robeson County Center Local Foods contacts are Janice Fields, Mack Johnson.

5 Christmas stockings hung on fireplace mantle

Safe Stocking Stuffer Ideas

At this time of year, most of us are busy preparing/attending holiday events, making/buying the perfect gifts for family …

handmade craft with pinecone and paper gift tage attached

Get Local This Holiday Season

The aroma of fresh cut evergreens, nutmeg, and hot chocolate brings many fond memories to mind, but also suggests …

corner of food stand advertising corn dogs, cold drinks and nachos with lit up ferris wheel in background

A Time to Celebrate

It’s 1 a.m., and as I type this, I am working at one of the five shelters set up …

Cover photo for Preparing for the Storm

Preparing for the Storm

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. Is your family prepared to cope with an emergency? Could you evacuate quickly? You …

collage with hands being washed, hamburger meat and spinach being seperated, a chicken breast with digital thermometer in it, and ice cubes, with the words "Clean, seperate, cook, chill" under corresponding picture

Food Safety Matters

It is always alarming whenever we learn that one of our favorite snacks or meals has been removed from …

multiple cookbooks, savings guide, notebook, and pen

Making a Plan to Save

How important is it for you to have a plan? Even better, what benefits do you receive from planning …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

therapy garden

21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

17 hours ago

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

Amazing Grazing logo

NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

A photo of a dairy cow.

Selling Fluid Milk to Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication will help you start selling fluid milk directly to grocery stores. Approaching retailers, …

12/18/18Local Foods
Photo of chickens and a basket of eggs.

How to Sell Shell Eggs Into Grocery Stores Through Direct Store Delivery

This publication provides basic information for small or medium-scale North Carolina egg producers to start …

12/18/18Local Foods
Figure 1. Example of vacuum-seal packaging.

How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

12/17/18Local Foods

Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina

Blueberry production in Western North Carolina differs from the main commercial production areas in the …