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Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain

Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain By Cameron Lowe, Currituck Extension You have likely seen much on the news and floating around social media in regards to potential meat shortages due to COVID-19. But what is the real story? While there have certainly been disruptions in the supply chain getting meat to [...]

Telefarming at the Small Farm Unit

The need for social distancing measures has drastically changed operations at the Small Farm Unit, and at CEFS Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm. With more than 5,000 transplants in the greenhouse at the Small Farm Unit since February 2020, it became imperative to find solutions to maintain essential operations [...]

2020-05-19T12:12:17-04:00May 13th, 2020|COVID-19|

Preschool’s Farm & Food Partnerships Keep Kids Eating Local

NC Farm to Early Care and Education, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems initiative, is proud to work with Sonflower Seeds Christian Pre-School and Learning Center LLC and other early childhood facilities to purchase local food and provide children with experiential learning around local food. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonflower Seeds, in Silk Hope, North [...]

2020-05-19T12:20:38-04:00May 11th, 2020|COVID-19|

NC Choices talks about MeatSuite and programming that supports small farmers during COVID

First in Future: Food and Hunger Join us for part five of the series with guests Mike Darrow (Executive Director, Feeding the Carolinas) Tessa Thraves (Farm to School Coordinator, NC State University Center for Environmental Farming Systems) and Sarah Blacklin (Program Director for NC Choices, NC State University Center for Environmental Farming Systems) as we [...]

Second Local Food Business Helped by the EMFS Grant & Loan Program: Gnome Mountain Farm

EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems (EMFS) is excited to announce that Gnome Mountain Farms is the second recipient of funding from EMFS grant and loan program! The program is designed to “buy down” the cost of purchasing equipment or infrastructure for farm and food businesses, and is a partnership between Carolina Farm Credit and EMFS, which [...]

Agroecology Farm Goes Solo with Big Impact

Springtime at the NCSU Agroecology Education Farm would normally be busy with student and volunteer activity. We're grateful for Alison Reeves' efforts to keep the farm thriving and providing produce for NC State University campus dining, the Feed the Pack food pantry, and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Alison says, "We’re down to just one staff [...]

2020-05-19T14:19:34-04:00April 15th, 2020|COVID-19|

Seed Sharing During School Closures

As a response to COVID-19, N.C. Cooperative Extension offices are working with local partners to distribute seed packs and start guides to families with kids at home during school closures. As of mid-May 2020, more than 33 NC counties were participating with over 12,000 families served! Seed sharing has a long tradition in numerous communities [...]

2020-05-19T14:39:45-04:00April 2nd, 2020|COVID-19|

MeatSuite.com launches early in North Carolina in response to the COVID-19 crisis

NC Choices is proud to introduce MeatSuite.com to North Carolina consumers. MeatSuite.com is a website where you can find local farms selling meat in bulk quantities. You can search by location, species, and farm practices. All farm profiles contain contact information and pricing. On MeatSuite.com you’ll find local farms selling pasture-raised meat in bulk [...]

2020-05-19T15:27:20-04:00April 2nd, 2020|COVID-19|