Asheboro Hosts Local Food Networking Meeting

Do you want to buy locally raised meat, locally grown produce, or other local food products but don't know what Randolph County farms have to offer? Are you a Randolph County farmer, market gardener, or maker of food products who would like to let the public know what you offer?
In May, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS; a collaborative effort between North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T University, and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) hosted a Farm to Fork Summit. This followed several regional Farm to Fork meetings. The goal of this initiative was to plan for a “local and sustainable food system in North Carolina.”

The Purpose of the Randolph County Local Food Networking Meeting are to (1) help potential consumers become aware of what local farmers offer, (2) help farmers become aware of potential opportunities to sell their products, and (3) introduce the public to the Farm to Fork initiative.

NC Cooperative Extension agent (and Trees NC Board member) will give introductory remarks with Steve Tate of Goat Lady Dairy, followed by time for participants to introduce themselves and talk about their interests (e.g., what they seek, what they offer, etc.). Locally produced snacks will be served.

Please pre-register for the meeting by calling 336-318-6000. For accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Mary Helen Ferguson at 336-318-6000 (phone), 336-318-6011 (FAX),, or in person, no later than five business days before the event.

Event Location
City of Asheboro Public Works
1312 N. Fayetteville St.
Asheboro, NC

Mary Helen Ferguson
NC Cooperative Extension
(336) 318-6000