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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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Sandhills Farm to
Table

A good way to get healthy is to eat lots of fruits and veggies.  The Sandhills Farm To Table CSA is the place to begin and this year you have the option to "pay as you go" by credit cards. By joining the SF2T co-op, subscribing members will receive weekly, or every other week, a variety box of fresh local produce.  Each box will have around ten pounds of produce to include at least two varieties of fruits and six of vegetables. Members will also receive a weekly newsletter, have access to the online Artisan Market, can subscribe to a produce/bread box, be able to buy bulk produce from our growers and have their purchase delivered to the McSwain Center on Thursdays from 3-6pm. Members can choose a “pay per delivery” option this year which allows for smaller payments billed to their credit card at each delivery. We begin on April 17th. Attached is information about the program.  Please share with others and encourage them to participate and support our local agriculture.  To join the co-op visit the website https://coop.sandhillsfarm2table.com/ SF2Tposter2014 The 2014 Season is here! Membership sign-up & Produce Box Subscriptions

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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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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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Beating the Fall Rush

We have fallen into Fall quite quickly here in Lee County and that means a few things but among the important things are: harvest and soil sampling time. It’s a little quieter at MORE »

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

The chill in the air has me looking at my tomato plants, and all of that green fruit hanging from them, and wondering if they’ll have enough time to ripen. Luckily, there is MORE »

Bulbs – When to Plant in Fall

Spring-flowering bulbs have been on garden center shelves for weeks but the real season for planting them begins in late October.  The ideal time to plant daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, Dutch iris, etc. is MORE »

Fall Leaf Color

One of the most wonderful experiences of fall is the parade of changing leaf color. Nature makes one last spectacular display of yellows, oranges, reds, and purples before winter sets in. Why do MORE »

Do You Want to be A Master Gardener Volunteer?

North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information and programs regarding environmental stewardship of gardens, lawns and landscapes. Started in North Carolina in 1979, the train-the-trainer program cultivates volunteers through hands-on MORE »

Fall Clean Up for a Better Spring Garden popular

One of the tricks to successful yard maintenance is a good, thorough Fall Yard Clean up.  With the cool brisk days of autumn close, cleaning the yard and garden for next year’s planting MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopTue Nov 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 2 weeks away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Nov 18, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 3 weeks away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Dec 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 2 months away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Jan 13, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 3 months away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Feb 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 4 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 4 months away
Livestock Producers MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Education Center, Sanford, NC
— 4 months away
Environmental Review & Advisory Committee MeetingThu Mar 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
McSwain Extension Center
— 5 months away
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