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Local Foods

The Camden County Center Local Foods contact is Olivia Patchel.

Wheat From Farm to Fork

Of the major crops grown annually in Camden County, wheat is the only crop we plant in one calendar …

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2020 Virtual Home Canning Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of FREE virtual home canning classes from Noon–1 p.m. …

Learn to Make Freezer Jam

It’s almost time to have fresh produce readily available, so let’s learn how to make freezer …

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Starting Your Own Garden

If you are thinking about planting a garden this spring we have some resources that you may find helpful. For …

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Cooking With Fresh Vegetables

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Currituck County is hosting several classes throughout the year called Cooking with the Seasons to …

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Cooking With the Seasons

N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting several classes throughout the year called Cooking with the Seasons to help you learn …

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Delicious Meatless Cooking

Are you working toward a healthy vegetarian diet? Or do you love to include “Meatless Mondays” into your rotation …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …