Get your veggies at N.C. Research Campus market
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KANNAPOLIS ó Visit the Farmers Market at the N.C. Research Campus on Thursdays in May and leave with a little knowledge to go with your fruits and veggies.
N.C. Cooperative Extension staff from Cabarrus and Rowan counties will present these fun-to-learn educational opportunities at the Farmers Market from 4 to 7 p.m. on West Avenue in Kannapolis.
Today: Celebrate 100 years of 4-H
Cabarrus County 4-H will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the world’s largest youth organizations. Join in the fun with carnival games and more.
May 21: Meet the Produce Lady
Take home delicious and nutritious recipes from the Produce Lady, aka Brenda Sutton of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rockingham County, who appears on UNC-TV’s Almanac Gardener.
Sutton will provide a cooking demonstration and tips on using fresh produce from local farmers. Visit www.theproducelady.org.
May 28: What’s an incubator farm?
Learn what Cabarrus County is doing to grow more farmers. David Goforth and Carl Pless will explain the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm in Concord, a partnership between the county and N.C. Cooperative Extension.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University, which both have a presence in Kannapolis at the Research Campus. The extension service has programs in all 100 counties and the Cherokee Reservation. Learn more at www.ces.ncsu.edu.
Other educational events are scheduled throughout the 2009 Farmers Market, with the season ending Oct. 29.
View the complete list at www.ncvalueadded.org.