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The Graham County Center Local Foods contact is Randy Collins.

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Upcoming Beekeepers Program Announced

If you’re interested in beekeeping, this upcoming program is sure to be a great educational resource! *Although the program is …

Raymond Norton with giant pumpkins on truck

Land of the Giants!

As fall quickly approaches, the town of Robbinsville has been overtaken by giant pumpkins thanks to the generosity of …

Cherokee Tan pumpkins gathered in field

Appalachia's Indigenous Pumpkin

I first read about Cherokee Tan pumpkins a few years ago; a variety of pumpkin grown by Cherokee Indians …

Ribbons won at local fair

Big Day at the Fair!

Local beekeeper Alan Wamsley recently won both first place and “Best in Show” for his light sourwood honey at …

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Tomato Taste Test Results

North Carolina Cooperative Extension would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Graham County Farmer’s Market this past …

Making Butter at Home

Making butter at home is easier than you think. Watch this short video to learn how to make butter …

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Planting Calendar for WNC

Has coronavirus “slow down” got you thinking about doing some extra gardening this year, or maybe you’ve decided to …

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Starting a Container Garden

Every month, “Homegrown” shares new videos featuring tips and tools from our Extension experts in three categories: In The …

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