Skip to main content

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

Local Foods

The Cherokee County Center Local Foods contact is Keith Wood.

Cover photo for Tomato Diseases

Tomato Diseases

Most gardeners and farmers in the mountains have problems with tomato diseases. High humidity, foggy mornings, and 60+ inches …

Cover photo for Count on Me NC

Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

Cover photo for Beginner Farmer Online Series

Beginner Farmer Online Series

Extension agents always have clients ask them, “I have some land that I want to do something with. Tell …

Cover photo for Turkey Talking 101

Turkey Talking 101

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, he obviously noticed its fascinating characteristics and appeal. …

Cover photo for Request for PPE to USDA

Request for PPE to USDA

USDA Collecting Information on Personal Protective Equipment Needs of our Farming Community The USDA is collecting information on growers ability …

Cover photo for Small Business Assistance Including Farms

Small Business Assistance Including Farms

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

Adding

Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

Many organic vegetable farmers are interested in producing sweet corn. Organic sweet corn can be …

Cultivation of Ramps (Allium tricoccum and A. burdickii)

Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are native to the eastern North American mountains. They …

Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Photo of asparagus growing

Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3/27/20Grow It, Eat It