August 28, 2014

NC Cooperative Extension Upcoming Gardening Seminars, plus “Backyard Farmer” school!

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Vance & Warren Counties are pleased to present the FREE seminars listed below. All will take place at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market in Henderson (210 Southpark Dr., details at Registration is not required, but will help with plans for seating and handouts. Preparing Your Garden for […]

NC Cooperative Extension: Gardening Updates, plus farmers markets!

HUGE SHOPPING CART AT WARREN FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAY! Thirteen feet tall! Powered by a Chevy 396 V-8! Big enough to hold all the delicious food products made in North Carolina! Come on out to the Warren County Farmers Market this Saturday, 8/23, to see this amazing vehicle, and also pick up some of the […]

Board of Agriculture approves fees for woodland plans

RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Agriculture recently approved fees for woodland management plans, following a directive from the state General Assembly. The state budget approved by the General Assembly directed the N.C. Forest Service to start charging for woodland plans, commonly referred to as forest management plans. The budget bill also allowed the Board […]

Greg’s Garden Aug. 18th, 2014

Greg’s Garden Aug. 18th, 2014 By Mari Miller   We Have Been Busy! We have 30 pints of corn and 36 pints of lima beans in the freezer to date. I will start canning my tomatoes this week. Though the green beans have been slow to produce enough for canning, we have had many at […]

Cucurbit downy mildew detected in Warren County

Please be advised that we have a suspected case of cucurbit downy mildew in Warren County. Anyone raising pumpkins, melons, squash etc. should be aware and may want to take preventative measures. More information is available here: NC Cooperative Extension

NC Cooperative Extension Lunchtime seminar at Farmers Market, Planting/Caring for Lavender

Come on out to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market today, Aug 13 at noon, to learn all about growing lavender. Our presenter is Kay Nutt, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. There is no cost and no registration required. No food is provided, but feel free to bring a bag lunch.

First-ever Honey Bee Day set for State Farmers Market Aug. 16

RALEIGH – The State Farmers Market will host Honey Bee Day on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first-ever event will feature presentations on bees, beekeeping, pollination and honey. Locally made honey also will be available for sample and purchase. “Bees may be small in size, but their impact on agriculture […]

NC Cooperative Extension Gardening Updates, plus Farmers Markets

AUGUST ISSUE OF “THE GARDEN PATH” Another fine issue of the Garden Path newsletter, written and published by the Vance/Warren Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, is available at .  You’ll find lots of timely tips! AT THE FARMERS MARKETS What might you find this week? Look for beets, cantaloupe, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, honey, okra, onions, peaches, peas, peppers (bell & […]

Farmers market growth in N.C. among top 10 in the U.S.

North Carolina is among the top states when it comes to the growth of farmers markets, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. The USDA has launched a Farmers Market Directory, and North Carolina ranks No. 7 in growth, with 240 farmers markets. That’s up from 182 in 2010 – and from 86 in 2004. […]

State sees first EEE cases of the year in horses

RALEIGH – Two horses have been confirmed this week as having died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis within the past two weeks. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable in equine by vaccination. The unvaccinated horses – an 18-month-old Paint from Carteret County and a 3-year-old Quarter horse from Bladen County – exhibited signs […]