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The Graham County Center Local Foods contact is Randy Collins.

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 …

gardening

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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Engaging Volunteers to Develop a Local Food Directory

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

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Buying Local: A Guide for Retail and Wholesale Buyers

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Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

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Market Challenges for Specialty Crop Producers in North Carolina During the Summer, Fall, and Winter of COVID-19

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Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

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This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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