Nearly 50 farmers recently received grants from Western North Carolina Agricultural Options, a N.C. Cooperative Extension program that provides resources to farmers diversifying or expanding their operations – particularly those transitioning from tobacco production. Six winners are in Buncombe County, with AgOptions projects ranging from expanded bee yards to improved alfalfa production.
Join Reems Creek Nursery for a free gardening seminar on April 4 at 2 p.m., “Blueberries, brambles and other small fruits for the home garden.”
Spring’s in the air, and farmers’ tailgate markets aren’t far behind. On April 4, the Madison County Farmers Market at Mars Hill College opens, followed by the French Broad Food Co-Op’s (76 Biltmore Ave.) and the Henderson County tailgate markets (100 N. King St). On April 15, the West Asheville market warms up (behind West […]