December 19, 2014

Vance County Farmers Market Advisory Board December 11, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will have a short meeting this Thursday, 12/11/14, at 11:30 am. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a possible heating system project. Meetings of the Farmers Market Advisory Board are open to the public.

Market Shoppes at State Farmers Market will host Open House Dec. 13

RALEIGH – The State Farmers Market will be a great place to find locally made holiday gifts Saturday during the Market Shoppes Open House. The annual event will feature free samples from market vendors and prize drawings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will be selling an assortment of products including N.C. meats and […]

Vance County Farmers Market: Season Extension for Farmers & Gardeners

This Thursday, 12/11, come out to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market to learn about Season Extension Techniques from Dr. Sanjun Gu. This seminar will start at 10 am. Dr. Gu is an Extension Specialist from NC A&T State University, and will cover all the ways you can grow crops early and late, such as […]

NCDA&CS offers tips on caring for fresh Christmas trees

RALEIGH – Over the next few weeks, North Carolina families will visit choose-and-cut farms, tree lots, farmers markets and shopping centers in search of the perfect fresh Christmas tree for their holiday decorations. It’s important to know how to care for the tree once you get it home.  “For many families, choosing the perfect Christmas […]

NCDA&CS urges shoppers to keep watch to make sure you are getting the right price at the register

RALEIGH – As retail stores gear up for the busy holiday season, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services urges shoppers to pay attention at the register to make sure sale items are ringing up at the right price. “We have 21 inspectors throughout the state that inspect price scanners at grocery stores, discount […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

GARDEN TASKS FOR LATE NOVEMBER Clean up perennial beds and raised bed vegetable gardens. Be sure to drain water out of sprayers and other equipment that might be damaged by freezing temps. Use ear, eye and other protective equipment when using leaf blowers and other landscape equipment. Plant and/or transplant trees and shrubs now and […]

Autumn brings the fall of tree seed

RALEIGH – This autumn, tons of seed from many different tree species have hit the ground in record amounts. And squirrels weren’t the only ones looking for it. N.C. Forest Service staff from across the state collected the seed used to grow more than 50 types of tree seedlings for the agency’s nursery program. The […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

CANCELED – TAX & ESTATE ISSUES FOR FARMERS/LANDOWNERS Unfortunately, due to low registration, this seminar scheduled for Thu, 11/20, 10 am at the Vance Farmers Market has been canceled. FINAL REMINDER – AVOID THE PEAK SEASON SOIL SAMPLING FEE If you deliver soil samples to the Warren or Vance Extension Center by 5 pm on November […]

Handcrafted Holiday Market Vance County Regional Farmers Market November 22, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is pleased to announce their Inaugural Handcrafted Holiday Market. Come out and shop with over 20 artisans and crafters as they display their handcrafted wares for your shopping pleasure. You will find everything from knit scarves to handcrafted soaps to painted decor to fresh baked goods. Saturday, November 22nd, […]

NCDA&CS offers holiday travel tips to prevent bedbugs

RALEIGH – One present that is not on anyone’s wish list this holiday season is bedbugs. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division encourages travelers to take extra steps to ensure they don’t pick up any hitchhiking pests this holiday season.    “Peak travel time is often when […]