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Get updates on disaster preparedness and recovery information related to severe weather and natural disasters.

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NC Disaster
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Get updates on disaster preparedness and recovery information related to severe weather and natural disasters.

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McSwain Center
Policies and Procedures

McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Policies and Procedures  Facility Use Request Form

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Sanford Farmers Market

Sanford Farmers'
Market is Open!

Open April through October Depot Park, Downtown Sanford Saturdays, 9:00 am -12:00 noon Enrichment Center Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Market Manager - Joe Andrews - 919-343-8440 or email at llamanongrada@gmail.com Spring and warmer weather have finally come to Lee County, and with that comes the opening of the Sanford Farmers’ Market. The Market’s nineteenth season begins Saturday, April 5, 2014 and plans are to stay open until October, depending on the weather and availability of produce. Farmers markets are very popular in North Carolina, especially in urban communities. These small, farmer operated markets provide extra income for many small farmers and gardeners while supplying consumers with a bountiful supply of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Farmer’s markets provide an excellent opportunity for you to purchase fresh, locally grown produce from farmers in our area. The Sanford Farmers’ Market is a true farmer’s market, featuring only locally-grown produce. Farmers live and grow their produce within a fifty mile radius of Sanford. Since the fruit and vegetables are as fresh as possible, nutrition and flavor are at their peak. A tomato picked green and trucked in from out of state can’t compare with one you buy fresh from the local growers. Fresh produce eaten in season can measurably improve your diet and it taste soooo good. To start this season off, we hope to have a wide selection of vegetables available including cucumbers, vine ripened greenhouse tomatoes, sweet potatoes, baked goods, bedding plants and vegetable transplant. Later in the season you will be able to purchase large quantities for canning and freezing. We expect this year’s market to be bigger and better than ever and look forward to seeing you at the Sanford Farmers’ Market. We expect this year's market to be bigger and better than ever and look forward to seeing you at the Sanford Farmers' Market. For information, contact NC Cooperative Extension - 919-775-5624. Visit Nearby Markets Sanford Farmers' Market Vendor Application Sanford Farmers' Market Vendor Rules Visit Sanford Famers' Market on Facebook

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4-H Summer Fun is
Here!

Looking for something to do this summer when school gets out? Instead of staying inside the house, playing video games, and getting bored, how about learning new things and participating in some awesome hands-on activities? If that sounds like a cool way to spend your summer, then get involved in the 4-H Summer Fun Program! The 4-H Summer Fun program allows young people to engage their hands and minds in well designed, age appropriate activities. These activities are selected and designed to help children develop important life skills as well as have a great time.  registration begins May 1, 2014 at 9:00am.  Click here for more information.

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Going Native

People often struggle to decide on which types of trees to select for their landscape. One of the most common questions asked is what trees grow best in this area. Although there are MORE »

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

Summertime tomato woes

Tomatoes are one of the most widely cultivated plants in the home garden. This is for good reason because they are a delicious food with great nutritional benefits. Also, the taste of a fresh MORE »

Need Help With Canning Tomatoes?

Canning can be a safe and economical way to preserve quality food at home. Disregarding the value of your labor, canning homegrown food may save you half the cost of buying commercially canned MORE »

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs wreak havoc

One of the newer pest problems, Brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys; BMSB), have set up camp here in North Carolina and the battle to deal with them is underway. These insects have MORE »

Powdery mildew, can you avoid it? popular

The summer time here in Central North Carolina is an excellent time to grow and consume a variety of fresh local vegetables. Whether you grow them yourself or purchase them the freshness and MORE »

Is Mold And Mildew A Problem For You?

Here they come…..those hot and humid days of summer. If you have high humidity levels in your home most likely you will see and smell signs of mold and mildew. Today’s article is MORE »

Dealing With Sibling Squabbles

If you grew up with a brother or sister like I did, I’m sure you have your share of war stories that left both sides bleeding, with one sibling running to mom to MORE »

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Maintaining Fertility of Organic GardensWed Jul 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
McSwain Extension and Agriculture Center, Sanford, NC
— 10 hours ago
Small Flock WorkshopSat Jul 26, 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
411 North Main Street, Broadway, NC 27505, United States
— 2 days away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Aug 14, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 3 weeks away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Oct 9, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 3 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Dec 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 5 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 7 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Mar 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 8 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Apr 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 9 months away
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