FreshPoint, in partnership with NC Growing Together and NC Cooperative Extension, hosted two informational sessions for interested growers on February 21 in Raleigh and February 23 in Charlotte.
March 2017 -- NC Growing Together has released several new resources that will be of interest to producers, buyers, educators, and other audiences.
March 2017 -- NC Growing Together's newest partner is the Charlotte-based Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG). The PCG is working to connect the food chain in the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina by providing a gathering place and hub for innovative chefs, farmers, food artisans, culinary educators, and other professionals committed to building a [...]
March 2017 -- Two webinars for small business developers and a Good Agricultural Practices workshop are coming up in April and May.
Tiffany Henry with Appalachian Business of Farming students. February 2017 -- North Carolina's community colleges are stepping in to fill a critical need in rural communities across the state: training farmers on the business of farming. Tiffany Henry, Director of the Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, says, "when we connect [...]
NCGT Supports Planning Focus on Agriculture & Food Systems in Partnership with the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association
NCGT presented at the February APA-NC meeting in Saxapahaw, NC. February 2017 -- NC Growing Together's Local Food Economies initiative is providing resources and tools to professional associations around the state for supporting agricultural economic development and food entrepreneurship. In July 2016, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) invited [...]
Participants of the Season Extension workshop held February 8th at the Onslow County Incubator Farm. February 2017 -- Last April, NC Growing Together reported on Farm-to-Base and Base-to-Farm Efforts at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. NCGT matched funds with Onslow County Cooperative Extension and the Onslow County Farmers Market Association to hire a [...]
Season Extension with High Tunnels March 27, 2017 | Concord, NC | Info March 28, 2017 | Greensboro, NC | Info For more information on these season extension workshops, please visit the CEFS website. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) (co-sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association) March 10, 2017 | Charlotte, NC | Info March 16, 2017 | Greenville, [...]
Photo courtesy of Mr. Big Seafood. January 2017 -- This past holiday season, shoppers were in for a special treat when they found frozen North Carolina shrimp at area Weaver Street Market (WSM) stores, just in time for end-of-year celebrations. The shrimp - the result of a local supply chain collaboration between Weaver [...]
January 2017 -- NC Growing Together partners with NC Choices to build pastured meat supply chains in North Carolina. The two CEFS initiatives conducted the 2013 and 2016 NC Niche Meat Producer Surveys to gather information to describe and measure the value of this growing industry; created user-friendly infographics that break down the total and per-pound cost of producing pastured poultry and pork; and are providing business and marketing assistance and workshops for livestock producers and meat retailers.