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.
Farmers plant seeds for local growth: Orange County farms’ direct-to-consumer sales are part of a national trend
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2007’s and 2012 Censuses, the number of Orange County farms that sell straight to consumers has increased by 54 percent since 2007.
Local Government, Local Food: Engaging Counties, Cities and Towns in the Work of Building Local Food Systems
Local governments – especially planners, economic developers, and small business centers – are increasingly interested in how to nurture and expand agriculture and food access in their communities. Connecting them to the wealth of knowledge available from the CEFS partnership of NC State, NC A&T State University, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture brings together powerful tools for making a real impact on the lives of North Carolinians.
February 18, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The annual meeting of the North Carolina Growing Together project is hosted this year by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The program begins at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Coltrane Hall. NC Growing Together is a five-year (2013-2017) USDA-funded project that works [...]
NC Growing Together (NCGT) is sponsoring student teams at NC State Poole College of Management's Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Consumer Innovation Consortium that are addressing pressing business and supply chain issues. NCGT is a CEFS-led initiative that is working to bring more locally-grown foods -- produce, meat, dairy, and seafood -- into mainstream retail and food service supply [...]
NC Growing Together (NCGT), a CEFS-led initiative working to bring more locally-grown foods into mainstream retail and food service supply chains, is partnering with NC State University, NC Cooperative Extension, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to provide intensive, hands-on technical support to enable small-scale farmers to achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) certification of their [...]
NC Growing Together Project Sponsors Nation’s First Local Foods-Focused Business School Supply Chain Fellowships
2013 Supply Chain Fellows. Sebastian is sixth from right in blue striped shirt, and Jessica is fourth from right in dark blue shirt. The NC Growing Together (NCGT) project and NC State's Poole College of Management Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) have partnered to offer the country's first local foods-focused business school supply chain [...]
NC Growing Together: Across NC, Networking and Educational Efforts Connect Small and Mid-sized Farmers with Larger Markets
This is the first in a series of articles about NC Growing Together, a statewide project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2012-68004-20363. Joe Rowland has been farming for 3 years at the Alma C. Lomax Incubator Farm in Cabarrus County. There, he farms about ½ [...]