Small Farms Week 2024

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North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University (NC A&T) marks the 38th Annual Small Farms Week Celebration from March 24th to 30th, 2024. This event serves as a yearly homage to small-scale agriculture, featuring a range of in-person educational programs throughout the week. Activities will take place at the Environmental Sciences Extension and Research Farm Pavilion at A&T University. Farmers and members of the public keen on participating can register for all events through the Small Farms Week web page.

Each year, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center organizes its own events to bolster support for small farmers and raise public awareness about the significance of agriculture. Take a look at the schedule of activities outlined below:N.C. Cooperative Extension Granville and Person County Centers Small Farms Week

Enjoy “Apps” All Week: Join our Digital Agent during Small Farms Week and learn about different agriculture apps available. Each day a new app and navigation instructions will be released on our website and social media sites to introduce you to all of the wonderful agricultural digital resources.

Kickoff Monday  – Monday, March 25

Do you enjoy gardening and cooking? Drop by various locations around the county to get your packets of free wildflower seeds and a recipe card. Some locations include: the Cooperative Extension Office, Southern States in Oxford & Creedmoor, Ace Hardware, Town & Country Hardware, Tractor Supply in Creedmoor and Steve’s Lawn & Garden.

“Tend Your Garden”  Tuesday  – Tuesday, March 26

Discover more about agriculture by signing up for a complimentary 4-H “Grow Your Garden” Kit tailored for children aged 5-12. These kits come complete with herbs and accompanying recipes for utilizing the herbs. The link to sign up to receive a kit will be released the week of March 18th.

Wellness Wednesday  – Wednesday, March 27

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.

Also, join N.C. Cooperative Extension and Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments tonight at Thorndale Library for a discussion on our local food systems. This is your chance to share your experiences, challenges, and successes as a local farmer, processor, retailer, restaurant owner, farmers market vendor, food pantry, community partner, or community member in Granville County. It’s an opportunity to voice your thoughts and suggestions and have everyone come together in one room for an enriching conversation.

Thankful Thursday  – Thursday, March 28

Attention small-scale farmers! Swing by various community locations to grab a thank-you bag courtesy of Cooperative Extension! We value your contributions, and these bags are a small token of our gratitude for all that you do.

Follow Us Friday – Friday, March 29

March marks National Living Well Month and National Nutrition Month. Explore our website to participate in a virtual Lunch N’ Learn session today. Check out our social media platforms for an article highlighting small farmers or head to our YouTube page to watch videos featuring some of our Granville County small-scale farmers.

Simply Saturday 3/30

One of the simple things you can do this Saturday is to support your local farms by visiting and purchasing goods. Use Visit NC Farms App to find local farms near you.