Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Local Foods

The Franklin County Center Local Foods contacts are Charles Mitchell, Martha Mobley.

Cover photo for September Horticulture News

September Horticulture News

Save the Date! Sweet Potato Growers: Guava-Rootknot-Nematode Education Meeting Monday, September 16 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wilson County Agriculture Center 1806 SW Goldsboro St. Wilson, …

image of several cucumbers

July Horticulture News

Cucumbers: Cool, Crisp and Sweet! Nothing quite says summertime like that of a freshly harvested cucumber. There are two basic …

A picture of a bunch of blueberries

Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species and proper soil modifications …

Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

WOMEN IN AG MEETING INFORMATIONAL FLYER WITH PICTURE OF WOMAN IN A GARDEN

Innovative Women in Ag Program

This innovative program will be offered March 22-23, 2019,12:30 p.m., at 1175 Kingsboro Rd., Rocky Mount. Join us for this new …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

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

Tips for Produce Growers Marketing Fresh Produce to Retail Grocers: Understanding PLU and UPC Codes

PLU and UPC codes are two widely used tracking mechanisms that help retailers efficiently …

8/1/19Local Foods

Chapter 14. Glossary

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

8/1/19

Chapter 13. Appendix Contact Information

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

8/1/19

Chapter 12. Crop Prediction

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

8/1/19

Chapter 11. Spring Frost Control

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

8/1/19

Chapter 10. Grapevine Water Relations and Vineyard Irrigation

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

8/1/19

Chapter 9. Vine Nutrition

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

8/1/19