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Creating new pathways to bring local foods from farmers to older adults across North Carolina

The Farm to Senior Services project will create and connect three county-based teams including Extension agents, food councils, farmers, intermediary food businesses (e.g. food hubs or aggregators), and senior meal service institutional buyers. The project team aims to improve institutional procurement policy, address procurement challenges of county-based institutions, provide resources and technical assistance for farmers, and support increased availability of local foods for older adults in North Carolina.

By |March 8th, 2021|Categories: Agrophile, Farm to Senior Services, News|Tags: , |

New Resource: Serving Local Foods in NC Child Care Centers – Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening

In collaboration with the Children’s Environmental Health Branch in the Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Farm to Preschool Network has released  “Serving Local Foods in North Carolina Child Care Centers – Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening.”

By |February 9th, 2021|Categories: Agrophile, NC Farm to Early Care and Education, News|Tags: , |

Specialty Vegetables Spicing Up Local Markets, Restaurants

CEFS Co-Director Dr. Liang and Seasonal Technician Salina Brown at the Small Farm Unit harvested and donated produce during the pandemic. Have you tried bitter melon, fuzzy melon, or water spinach? These and [...]

CEFS launches online Climate Change and Food System Innovation Hub

Media Contact: Janie Hynson Communications Manager [Raleigh, NC – September 25, 2020] — Today, on Global Day of Climate Action, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) launched an online Climate Change and [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: Agrophile, E-News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 NC State Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 North Carolina State University Graduate Student Fellowships   September 1, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Angel Cruz,  Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager - [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Agrophile, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

CEFS COVID-19 Portal

Like so many others, CEFS initiatives and research units have been impacted by COVID-19. Staff and affiliated faculty have adapted quickly to the new environment and are continuing their programming and research projects in compliance [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Agrophile, E-News|