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

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Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

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Winter Worries Abated

I remember as a child how my grandmother would start getting anxious about Christmas as soon as Halloween came. …

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A Fruit With a Future

“Local” and “native” are two buzz words that can easily be overused and overlooked in conversation when referring to …

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Keeping It Simple and Fresh

I don’t know about you, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the abundance of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables …

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"Drink" More Blueberries

July is National Blueberry Month! Did you know that North Carolina is the seventh largest blueberry growing state in …

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It's Berry Picking Time Again!

I absolutely love springtime when plants in the garden are beginning to grow. I especially love when it’s time …

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Splash Through Summer With Peaches

Sweet and juicy peaches are one of North Carolina’s finest summertime fruits. Though they are available year round, they …

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Who Is Extension?

I am often asked in the community, “what do you do?” or “who do you work for?” When I …

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