May 26, 2015

Vance / Warren Garden Updates & Events

PATIO GARDENING SEMINAR, SATURDAY, 5/23Come on out to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market this Saturday, 5/23 at noon for a short seminar on Patio Gardening! Taught by one of our Extension Master Gardener volunteers, you will learn all the tips and tricks to successfully growing vegetables in containers on your deck on patio. Feel […]

VGCC to offer Agricultural Entrepreneurship youth camp

For the first time, Vance-Granville Community College will offer a camp this summer that allows young people to explore owning and operating their own agricultural small businesses. The week-long NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship Youth Camp is scheduled for June 22-26 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at VGCC’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. The camp […]

Got to Be NC Festival offers up plenty of food options. Festival to be held May 15-17 2015 at State Fairgrounds

RALEIGH – If you are going to celebrate North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry, you have to have food and plenty of it. The Got to Be NC Festival presented by Lowes Foods will offer a variety of food options for visitors May 15-17 at the State Fairgrounds. “Every food item starts on a farm, […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Week of 5/10/2015

The Market is open Wednesdays & Saturdays 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This Week at the Market JASM Farms will have fresh Vance County Strawberries, spring onions and radishes. Franklin Brothers Nursery and Harvey Hills Farms will have bedding plants, shrubs, herbs, planting vegetables and fruits, hanging baskets, and flowers. You can also get fresh […]

Got to Be NC Festival offers entertainment variety May 15-17 2015 at State Fairgrounds

RALEIGH – Live music, leaping dogs and a North Carolina storyteller will be part of the entertainment lineup at the 2015 Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds May 15-17. “Whether you’re interested in animals, music or fireworks, we’re going to have something for the whole family to enjoy,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve […]

North Carolina-grown flowers and plants are Mom-approved

RALEIGH – Flowers and plants are almost always the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them, and with so many varieties grown in North Carolina, it is easy to find fresh, beautiful plants or flowers for any occasion, such as Mother’s Day – hint, hint. “North Carolina’s floriculture industry is as […]

Dessert contest planned for Strawberry Day at State Farmers Market May 14

RALEIGH – Cooks who love strawberries are encouraged to take part in the Strawberry Dessert Contest at the State Farmers Market on Thursday, May 14. The contest is one of the many activities planned for the 2015 Strawberry Day at the market. Dishes will be judged on flavor, appearance, quality and creative use of strawberries. […]

NC Cooperative Extension Garden tips, strawberries, garden seminars & more!

GARDEN PATH NEWSLETTER, LATEST EDITION Download our latest issue at the link below. You’ll find lots of great gardening information, timely tips, and much more! STRAWBERRY SEASON! I can think of nothing more tasty than a fresh NC grown strawberry, and the season has begun! We expect to have a good supply this Wednesday […]

Got to Be NC Festival offers opportunities to learn about agriculture May 15-17 2015

RALEIGH – The 2015 Got to Be NC Festival presented by Lowes Foods will offer several opportunities to learn about North Carolina agriculture when the annual event returns to the State Fairgrounds May 15-17. “Many kids today are at least two generations removed from the farm,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The festival is a […]

Dispose of Unneeded Pesticides April 23rd, 2015 at Vance County Regional Farmers Market

Don’t miss this once every two year opportunity! Open to ALL! Come by theVance County Regional Farmers Market this Thursday, 4/23, 10 am to 2 pm to safely dispose of unneeded lawn and garden chemicals. We will accept ALL pesticides in original containers, including weed killers, insect killers, disease control products, etc. We will accept […]