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The Robeson County Center Local Foods contact is Mack Johnson.

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G.A.P Certification Training

Learn what it takes to be G.A.P ready! Small farmers will have the opportunity to attend a Good Agriculture Practice …

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A New Chapter

Seventeen years ago, Everett Davis introduced me as the newest Extension agent in the County; I was beginning my …

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The Seasonal Shopper

There is nothing tastier than adding a fresh touch to your favorite meals! Including fresh fruits and vegetables in …

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Farm to Fork: Youth Edition

Have you or your family ever wondered where their favorite foods come from, or what makes their favorite dish …

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Cooking With Fresh Herbs

Cooking summer vegetables with fresh herbs is a delicious twist on summer produce. With the Robeson County Farmers Market …

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ServSafe Managers Food Safety

The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY, made payable to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Robeson County) may …

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Muscadine Culture and Pruning Workshop

Topics covered during this workshop will include trellising, training, and pruning vines; recommended varieties and cultivars; fertilization recommendations; and …

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Help Feed the Hungry

Donate canned goods and other nonperishable food by February 15, 2021, and be part of a statewide N.C. Cooperative Extension campaign …

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Collards and Crafts

Folks, save the date for the most unique shopping experience Robeson County has to offer! Wouldn’t you love to …

Very Local Holiday Festival Details

2020 Very Local Holiday Festival

Join us Saturday, December 5, from 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., for A Very Local Holiday Festival at the Robeson County …

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Holidays Are Here

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner. Having a menu for each meal and shopping …

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Shopping With EFNEP

Fall is upon us! Commercials advertising newly released horror movies are in full swing and the drop in temperature …

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Pecan Scab

Writing an article can present a daunting task when you are undecided on the topic. But then, once in …

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Instant Pot for Beginners

Explore the exciting world of Instant Pot cookery. Learn everything from the history of multicookers and tips for storing …

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Engaging Volunteers to Develop a Local Food Directory

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In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Market Challenges for Specialty Crop Producers in North Carolina During the Summer, Fall, and Winter of COVID-19

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