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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.

2018-09-14T21:37:38-04:00July 25th, 2018|NCGT News|

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.

2018-09-14T21:15:16-04:00July 25th, 2018|NCGT News|

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.

2018-09-14T21:08:31-04:00July 25th, 2018|NCGT News|

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%.

2018-09-14T21:49:59-04:00March 8th, 2018|NCGT News|

New CEFS Initiative Tackles Farm-Level Food Loss

The goal of the Whole Crop Harvest initiative is to discover ways to recover and utilize produce that would otherwise not leave the field or packing shed.

2018-09-15T08:23:35-04:00March 8th, 2018|NCGT News|

New Resource Spotlight: How It Works Handbook

The How it Works Handbook: A Guide to University Food Systems and Local Food Programs explains the structure of the university dining system, steps for successful programs, and various pathways through which locally-grown food can reach campus community members.

2018-09-14T21:49:08-04:00March 8th, 2018|NCGT News|

NC Choices Supports Whole Animal Purchasing Through Supply Chain Education and Capacity-Building

Whole animal purchasing benefits farmers in that they don't have to spend time marketing their meat, and is especially beneficial for rural farmers who don't have ready access to markets outside of urban centers.

2018-09-14T21:48:47-04:00March 8th, 2018|NCGT News|

Spotlight on New Resources

Two new resources from NC Growing Together: Hubs & Kitchens: Food Hubs, Commercial Community Kitchens, and Copackers in NC, and the Food Business Road Map.

2018-09-15T08:26:31-04:00December 19th, 2017|NCGT News|