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The Lee County Center Local Foods contact is Meredith Favre.

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May Is Strawberry Month

Spring is strawberry season here in North Carolina, and it’s a big deal for our state! NC currently ranks …

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SafePlates for Farmers' Markets

Register Now! SafePlates for Farmers’ Markets This February, we are offering our SafePlates for Farmers Markets program! This class is …

Sanford Farmers' Market Canceled

Due to inclement weather, the Sanford Farmers’ Market will not be open Saturday, October 1. Please plan to visit …

Hunger Action Month

September Is Hunger Action Month

September marks Hunger Action Month, a time to bring awareness to food access disparities in our community and to …

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Harvest Highlight: Watermelons

It is a one-in-a-melon time of the year! Sliced, diced, or balled, watermelons are rich in vitamins and minerals, …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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Growing Muscadines in Childcare Center Gardens

While children are having fun growing, harvesting, and eating delicious, nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables …

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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