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Farm Fresh Ventures

A multi county, two state partnerships of local agricultural producers and Cooperative Extension Agents is now taking orders for fresh local produce for delivery starting the first of May.             Farm Fresh Ventures Cooperative brings farmers in Anson, Chesterfield, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly and Union Counties together to sell their products through a weekly produce box subscription. The farmer owned cooperative will sell a limited number of subscriptions to consumers in the six counties to supply a box of locally grown, fresh produce once a week beginning early May and running for 18 weeks.  In addition, specialty items may be available for advance purchase during specified weeks, including protein foods such as eggs and local meats, as well as orders for produce in bulk. Each week there will be five to seven different produce items, from among what’s in season in our area.  Examples of produce to expect include locally grown strawberries, tomatoes, squash, peppers, corn, eggplant, peaches, and the list goes on.  If it can be grown in the region, a variety of it will pretty much show up in a weekly box. Produce boxes will be assembled on Tuesday mornings by Cooperative members and volunteers at the Anson County Farmer’s Market in Wadesboro and then delivered to designated distribution locations in each county for personal pick-up that afternoon. 2014 Season subscription cost is $396 (18 weeks X $22 per box) and can be paid in full by April 1 or pay a deposit of $198 by April 1 and the balance of $198 by May 1.  This price goes up to $406 after December 31, 2013.  Order now for the 2013 price.  For more information, contact your local Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent or the Farm Fresh Ventures office at 704-694-2415. The goal of Farm Fresh Ventures is to provide consumers with fresh, local produce at peak season while creating new marketing outlets for our area farmers.  So, not only will you be buying fresh produce that’s good for your health, but you will also be supporting the local economy.  An educational newsletter with information on how to prepare fresh produce and assemble tasty recipes will be included in weekly produce boxes.  Food safety and storage information will also be included throughout the season in addition to information about Cooperative farmers. For information about this project or subscriptions, please contact Farm Fresh Ventures at 704-694-2415, http://www.farmfreshventures.com, or farmfreshventures@gmail.com or visit 501 McLaurin Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170. About the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is the largest outreach program at North Carolina State University. Based in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension reaches millions of North Carolina citizens each year through local centers in the state’s 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s mission is to partner with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Learn more at www.ces.ncsu.edu.

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Farm Fresh Ventures

A multi county, two state partnerships of local agricultural producers and Cooperative Extension Agents is now taking orders for fresh local produce for delivery starting the first of May.             Farm Fresh Ventures Cooperative brings farmers in Anson, Chesterfield, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly and Union Counties together to sell their products through a weekly produce box subscription. The farmer owned cooperative will sell a limited number of subscriptions to consumers in the six counties to supply a box of locally grown, fresh produce once a week beginning early May and running for 18 weeks.  In addition, specialty items may be available for advance purchase during specified weeks, including protein foods such as eggs and local meats, as well as orders for produce in bulk. Each week there will be five to seven different produce items, from among what’s in season in our area.  Examples of produce to expect include locally grown strawberries, tomatoes, squash, peppers, corn, eggplant, peaches, and the list goes on.  If it can be grown in the region, a variety of it will pretty much show up in a weekly box. Produce boxes will be assembled on Tuesday mornings by Cooperative members and volunteers at the Anson County Farmer’s Market in Wadesboro and then delivered to designated distribution locations in each county for personal pick-up that afternoon. 2014 Season subscription cost is $396 (18 weeks X $22 per box) and can be paid in full by April 1 or pay a deposit of $198 by April 1 and the balance of $198 by May 1.  This price goes up to $406 after December 31, 2013.  Order now for the 2013 price.  For more information, contact your local Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent or the Farm Fresh Ventures office at 704-694-2415. The goal of Farm Fresh Ventures is to provide consumers with fresh, local produce at peak season while creating new marketing outlets for our area farmers.  So, not only will you be buying fresh produce that’s good for your health, but you will also be supporting the local economy.  An educational newsletter with information on how to prepare fresh produce and assemble tasty recipes will be included in weekly produce boxes.  Food safety and storage information will also be included throughout the season in addition to information about Cooperative farmers. For information about this project or subscriptions, please contact Farm Fresh Ventures at 704-694-2415, http://www.farmfreshventures.com, or farmfreshventures@gmail.com or visit 501 McLaurin Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170. About the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is the largest outreach program at North Carolina State University. Based in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension reaches millions of North Carolina citizens each year through local centers in the state’s 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s mission is to partner with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Learn more at www.ces.ncsu.edu.

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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Get out of Debt with PowerPay

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Peaches

North Carolina Peach Festival

On your mark, get set, Go! Get your recipes ready, the NC Peach Festival is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for July 18th and join the town of Candor at this MORE »

Extension Living Well Month

“On February 28, 2005 the US Senate passed a Senate resolution, recognizing Extension Living Well Week. Living Well Week was developed to encourage all Americans to improve their health and well-being by taking MORE »

NEW SNAP-Ed Nutrition Programs!!

Some great changes are occurring within NC Cooperative Extension this year! Some of these changes have influenced nutrition programming right here in Montgomery County. With new Snap-Ed programming being released through NC A&T MORE »

NC Safe Plates: Food Safety Manager Certification Course

The Montgomery County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will offer NC Safe Plates – Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in MORE »

2014 Montgomery County 4-H Greenery Sale

This Holiday Season Montgomery County 4-H is selling Christmas Greenery! We will be selling Fresh Frasier Firs that will be coming to us from the North Carolina Mountains. We will have two different MORE »

Montgomery County 4-H Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun is a special program sponsored by Montgomery County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension. Activities are open to all youth ages 5-19. (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten). Workshops are designed for specific MORE »

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 days away
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Troy Senior Citizen Center, 200 Park Road, Troy, NC 27371, United States
— 1 week away
Pesticide Disposal DayWed May 6, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
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— 1 week away
Mommy and Me Getting HealthyThu May 7, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Star Community Center
— 2 weeks away
Montgomery County Beekeepers AssociationThu May 21, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
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— 4 weeks away
Montgomery County Beekeepers AssociationThu Jun 18, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
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— 2 months away
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