Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Eat LOCAL during the Holidays!

Ahh the Holidays are here! It is truly amazing how things arrive so quickly. For most individuals they believe it is difficult to eat local in the winter months, this however is not the case. There are a wonderful assortment of meats, cheeses, and even some fruits and vegetables. The great thing is there are farms located right here in Montgomery County who have taken the time to prepare for this holiday season. Contact your local poultry farm to see if they have any turkeys, chickens, or pheasants available for your lovely Christmas dinner. Or maybe you would like some fresh smoked bacon for your roasts or filet mignons? Dessert is not complete without a decadent apple dumpling topped with our fresh pecans. The point is this, it is the season for celebrating and sharing and just because it is cold outside doesn't mean you have to stray from your local food campaign.

For more tips on eating local join us in the 10% Campaign

If you need help creating your wonderful local dishes contact your local foods coordinator at your extension office (Montgomery County Staff) for their 10% Campaign Holiday Recipes or visit the Produce Lady's website for recipes and instructions on preparing your local meals:The Produce Lady

We here at the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension office hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Central Park NC & STARworks Annual Gathering

Things are surely stirring in this melting pot of Montgomery County! Yesterday was a true testament that things are changing. STARworks hosted its Annual Gathering last night and it was a success, people from all over the state came to hear Joel Salatin and what is going on with the local food movement in North Carolina.
We had two of our farms on the panel, Whipowill Hill Farms and Hilltop Angus. They did an EXCELLENT job and we are so proud of them for representing this county!
Seeing the enthusiasm for this movement is enlightening and we believe that many positive things are going to start happening in this great state of North Carolina. Here is a great picture of our farms from last night's event.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2010 Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Event

October 2 was our annual Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Event. It was a success. Thanks to everyone who participated. Check out our photo album on facebook for pictures from the day.!/album.php?aid=27268&id=117219574995061

Ag Heritage Day 2010

October 1 was Ag Heritage Day. Local 5th graders were in attendance and learned about their agricultural heritage past and present.   There were farm animals, agricultural equipment, pottery demonstrations and much more for the kids to enjoy. This event was sponsored by Farm Bureau and the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office was lucky enough to help out. Check out all the great pictures.!/album.php?aid=28956&id=117219574995061

Thursday, September 16, 2010

We're here and FINALLY on Twitter, Facebook, and NOW we are BLOGGING!

Our office is FINALLY, yes FINALLY embracing this awesome new movement of social media. We have SO much to offer our counties citizens so please check us out!
Here are our accounts:
Find us on Twitter
Find us on Facebook

We have some awesome events coming up, please let us know if you would be interested in attending:

RAFI Grant Informational Session: Monday 20th, @ 6:00pm at the Cooperative Extension office
Two Angry Mom's @ Montgomery County Community College Sep. 21st @ 5:30pm
GAP Training in Union County ($10.00 Registration fee) RSVP by Sep. 29th.  September 30th- October 1st.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Day: October 2nd from 8am-12pm @ the AG Center (Glen Rd., beside County Jail)

As more events come about we will keep you posted!