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The Martin County Center Local Foods contact is Laura Oliver.

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Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes

Blossom-end rot of tomatoes is a physiological disorder caused by a lack of sufficient calcium in the blossom end …

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Stay Hydrated This Summer

Being well-hydrated is essential for good health. Consuming water is necessary to keep the body’s systems functioning properly. This …

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Strawberry Time in Martin County

Get your buckets ready. It’s that time of the year. Local, fresh, juicy, delicious strawberries will soon be across …

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Planning the Perfect Garden

The cool weather has finally subsided and many of you may just be getting out and thinking about your …

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Community Supported Agriculture in North Carolina

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of direct marketing in which a community of …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

8/28/18

Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa sponge products are readily available in the cosmetic and bath section of department stores, …

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Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In eastern North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

8/28/18

Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

8/14/18