NCGT Supports Local Foods at Camp Lejeune and Surrounding Community

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 [...]

2018-09-15T09:47:51-04:00February 27th, 2017|NCGT News|

Lowes Foods Creates Efficient Model for Bringing on Local Vendors at New Stores

NCGT’s Laura Lauffer speaks at Lowes Foods’ Greer, SC new vendor summit. May/June 2016 -- Lowes Foods is expanding in South Carolina, and NC Growing Together support is helping to bring on local vendors around their new stores. Krista Morgan, Lowes Foods Locally Grown Accounts Representative and NC Growing Together Liaison, planned a local [...]

2018-09-15T10:19:28-04:00June 16th, 2016|NCGT News|

Peer Learning Across the Supply Chain: Connecting Small-Scale Farmers, Mainstream Buyers

FreshPoint's Dan Batchelder explaining grading requirements to a producer at a recent Postharvest Handling workshop. April 2016 -- NC Growing Together is bringing together small-scale farmers and food service and retail buyers for capacity-building along the local food supply chain. Events such as Grower-Buyer Mixers and Postharvest Handling Workshops provide opportunities for peer-to-peer [...]

2018-09-15T10:21:49-04:00May 1st, 2016|NCGT News|