Whole Crop Harvest Partners with Ashley Christensen’s AC Restaurants to Research Economics of Preserving Seasonal Local Tomatoes for Year-Round Use

The team found that purchasing 100% North Carolina tomatoes in season reduces the restaurant group's cost by nearly half, accomplishes the goal of sourcing exclusively local tomatoes, and will likely reduce on-farm food loss.

July 25th, 2018|Categories: NCGT News|Tags: , |

NC Farm to Early Care and Education Brings Together Children, Food, and Community

In collaboration with early educators, CEFS' Farm to Early Care and Education (NC Farm to ECE) Initiative created a series of eye-catching posters for young children that portray farmers and the vegetables they grow for their community - specifically highlighting women farmers and farmers of color.

NCGT Building Connections with Small Business Centers to Support Growth of Local Food Economy in North Carolina

NC Growing Together is catalyzing ties between food and farm businesses, educators, Cooperative Extension staff, and Small Business Centers (SBC) across the state to build business support and education for a thriving local food economy.

UFOODS Supports Value Chain Collaboration to Bring Local Food to Campus at UNC-Pembroke

This past year, UFOODS worked with UNC-P Executive Chef Glenn Reynolds and produce wholesale/distributor FreshPoint to increase local sourcing for campus dining. The result of this collaboration? UNC-P more than doubled their year-over-year percentage of local produce (defined as sourced within 250 miles) purchased through FreshPoint, from 3.35% to 8.9%.

NCGT Supply Chain Students Crunch the Numbers for Carolina Ground

When Jennifer Lapidus founded Carolina Ground in 2009 (as an initiative of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association), she had a vision.  A former baker, she wanted to connect North Carolina's grain farmers, millers, and bakers - bringing together the grain supply chain to provide a consistent and sustainable market for southern-grown, organic grains.