The power of local fruits and vegetables to change the world

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  • We’ll be talking about GAPs and food safety in future trainings based on the bottom left picture:)
  • New fangled website – note updated events and news section as well as farm(er) profiles, and recipes to bring things full circle
  • The power of local fruits and vegetables to change the world

    1. 1. The Power of Local Fruits and Vegetables to Change the World <br />North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service<br />Foothills Fresh – a local foods initiative<br />
    2. 2. Foothills Fresh is a<br />Combined effort of farmers and NC Cooperative Extension staff in six counties<br />
    3. 3. The evolution of Foothills Fresh<br /><ul><li>Farmers like farming not marketing!
    4. 4. 11% of residents are new to the area. </li></ul>- Many adults and children are obese in part due to poor nutrition choices and lack of physical activity.<br />- We have an abundance of quality agricultural products and agricultural tourism experiences.<br />
    5. 5. Who are the Foothills Fresh farms?<br />60 farms & farmers markets in the<br /> 6 county area<br />From asparagus to vineyards; pasture raised beef to ostrich<br />Road side stands, you pick farms or you cut Christmas trees.<br />Child friendly educational opportunities<br />Our heritage and our future<br />
    6. 6. The goal: increase local farm income by promoting intake of local vegetables, fruits, and farm products<br />
    7. 7. Direct Market Concepts<br />Nutrition & Flavor<br />Health<br />Environment<br />Diversity<br />Economy<br />Heritage<br />Security <br />Growth/Government<br />Community<br />Family <br />
    8. 8. Nutrition & Flavor<br />
    9. 9. Fresh tastes better!<br />
    10. 10. Health<br />
    11. 11. Environment<br />
    12. 12.
    13. 13. Diversity<br />
    14. 14.
    15. 15. Economy<br />
    16. 16.
    17. 17. Heritage<br />
    18. 18. Security<br />
    19. 19. Community<br />
    20. 20. Growth & <br /> Government<br />
    21. 21. Family<br />
    22. 22. Methods Change<br />Brochure<br />Website<br />Fresh Find email updates<br />Blog<br />Articles<br />Daycare training<br />Tours<br />
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    24. 24. www.foothillsfresh.com<br />
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    26. 26. Farm Tours<br />

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