Small Farms Week

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will be held March 21–26, 2022, and will offer a variety of virtual events and educational programs designed to inform the public and provide research-based information to support small farmers.Events will be held virtually, and satellite sites will hold “watch parties” to allow people across North Carolina to participate in the Small Farmers’ Appreciation program on Wednesday, March 23. Those sites are Cooperative Extension offices in Warren, Stanly, Martin, Madison, Columbus, and Alleghany counties. The closest one to us is located in Warren County and you can register for it online here.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center is planning its own events to support small farmers and make the public more aware of the importance of agriculture. Check out the schedule for the week below.

Kickoff Monday  – Monday, March 21

Do you enjoy gardening and cooking? Drop by the Extension office, Southern States in Oxford and Creedmoor, Ace Hardware, Town & Country Hardware, and Steve’s Lawn & Garden to get your free wildflower seeds along with some recipe cards to help get you cooking healthy foods. Available all week long or until supplies run out.

Tasty Tuesday  – Tuesday, March 22

Learn how to Celebrate A World of Flavor during the virtual Lunch N’ Learn today. Register online at Throughout March, embrace the foods and flavors of your heritage and other global cultures. Trying foods and recipes from various cultures is a great way to incorporate different flavors and healthful ingredients. Many cuisines offer dishes which include foods from each food group, so it’s possible to plan meals that are nutritious, well-balanced, and bursting with flavor. We will also be teaching this workshop in-person at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29th.

Wellness Wednesday  – Wednesday, March 23

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Small Farms Week food drive. We will be delivering those meal bags to families across all of Granville County. Also, remember the Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) building is open for donations on M/W/F from noon to 1:00 p.m. or T/Th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Thankful Thursday  – Thursday, March 24

Today we give thanks for the food on our tables and to all of the farmers that work hard to keep us fed. We will be distributing thank you cards created by our REACH afterschool program students to local farmers.

Follow Us Friday – Friday, March 25

Follow our Family Consumer Science (FCS) program on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube @persongranvillefcs. Also, follow and like Granville County Cooperative Extension, Granville County Teen Court and Granville County 4-H programs on Facebook.

Simply Saturday  – Friday, March 26

One of the simple things you can do this Saturday is to support your local farms by using the VisitNC Farms App to find local farms near you.