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Farmers' Market Vendor Meeting

To: Franklin County Farmers’ Market Vendors From: Charles F. Mitchell, Franklin County Director Pat Walker, Farmers Market Manager As you know, it …

Small Farms Interest Meeting

A Small Farms Interest Meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Franklin County Cooperative Extension, in Louisburg. At the …

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Farm to Table

BY: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers’ Market Manager Pulling up to the Farmers’ Market shelter in the early morning brings …

Helping to Feed the Future

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations predicts that by 2050 the world’s population will be …

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