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

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News From the Market

School will soon be out, and right around the corner, summer 2019 will be officially starting. Hopefully, our schedules …

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Freezing Spring Produce

Are you having trouble keeping up with all of the wonderful spring produce that is available right now? You …

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Living Mindfully

Have you ever arrived at work and did not remember the drive? Have you ever gobbled down a meal …

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Eat Healthy When Life Gets Busy

When our everyday lives get busy with work, school, and home life, making great food choices sometimes gets put …

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Food Safety Hits the Farm

Foodborne illnesses cost the USA more than $15 billion a year, according to the latest United States Department of …

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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 …

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Get Local This Holiday Season

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

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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 …

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Preparing for the Storm

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

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Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

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Chapter 14. Glossary

This publication contains a glossary of the terms used in The North Carolina Winegrape Grower's …

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Chapter 13. Appendix Contact Information

This publication contains contact information for the authors of The North Carolina Winegrape Grower's Guide.

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Chapter 12. Crop Prediction

Crop prediction or estimation is the process of projecting as accurately as possible the quantity …

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Chapter 11. Spring Frost Control

To grow more consistent crops and improve your cash flow in years with damaging frost …

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Chapter 10. Grapevine Water Relations and Vineyard Irrigation

Like other perennial plants, mature grapevines have extensive root systems and therefore, unlike shallow-rooted annual …

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Chapter 9. Vine Nutrition

Grapevines require 16 essential nutrients for normal growth and development (Table 9.1). Carbon, hydrogen, and …

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