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The Rutherford County Center Local Foods contacts are Jeff Bradley, Hannah Bundy.

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Cooking School 2020

Featuring Mediterranean food! 2020 dates are as follows: March 12 What’s for Dinner? April 14 Outdoor Cooking May 12 Herb Appeal June 18 Cooking for One July 16 Make-Ahead Meals August …

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September Cooking School

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County is holding the September Cooking School on September 19, 2019. The topic of this month is: Bread & …

Extension Master Food Volunteer

Are you passionate about cooking, nutrition, health, or just simply – food? If you answered yes to any of …

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Hydroponics and Growing Indoors

Learn to grow healthy fruits and vegetables indoors! When: August 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. Where: Rutherford County Library Hydroponics and Growing …

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Foothills Farm Tour

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rutherford County and Polk County Agricultural Development are partnering to bring you the first ever …

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Asparagus

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Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

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Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

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Creating the Perfect Blend: Community Resources Needed to Support a Sustainable Craft Beverage Industry

The growing craft beverage industry is generating tourism in Wake County. This publication discusses the …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …