May 5, 2015

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 […]

NC Cooperative Extension: Marketing Farm Products, Pesticide Disposal, & Farmers Markets!

BACKYARD FARMERS MARKETING CLASS Whether you’re growing vegetables, raising chickens, harvesting fruit, or producing locally raised meats, marketing is never easy. Come ask our panel of marketing experts your burning questions and get tips on how to take your products to the next level! Thursday, April 23, 6:30-8:30pm  at the Warren County Armory Civic Center […]

N.C. strawberry growers expect strong season

RALEIGH – Despite a late cold snap, local strawberry growers are expecting a strong season that will last until the first part of June. “The winter was challenging, but local growers prevailed by using a combination of row covers and irrigation to preserve the crop with minimal loss,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Growers in […]

Got to Be NC Festival offers food, entertainment, education May 15-17 at State Fairgrounds

RALEIGH – The Got to Be NC Festival returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds with a full lineup of food, entertainment and family fun May 15-17. “The Got to Be NC Festival continues to get better and better each year,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Last year more than 70,000 people attended, and I hope […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

Although statistically speaking we use late April as our “frost free” date for Vance and Warren Counties, a peak at the ten-day forecast suggests we may be in the clear! No guarantees of course, but I would call it a low-risk bet.  As you begin making your spring planting list, please consider your local nurseries […]

Greenhouses extend growing seasons for N.C. farmers

RALEIGH – For many, summer is not complete without the taste of a field-ripened tomato, sliced and placed between two pieces of bread, with a dash of salt and pepper and a helping of mayonnaise. Thanks to greenhouse technology, consumers don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy a fresh N.C. tomato sandwich. Consumers will […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

VANCE FARMERS MARKET OPENS APRIL 18 2015, VENDOR MEETING APRIL 14 2015 The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will open on Sat, Apr 18. We will operate on Saturdays only through the end of April, adding Wednesday hours starting May 6th. Hours will be 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. Vendor applications accepted on a continuous […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board Meeting April 9th, 2015

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will meet Thursday, April 9th, 2 pm at the Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson). The meeting is open to the public.