Strawberry season is in full swing and anyone who likes fresh, local fruit can get out to a farm to pick berries or pick them up at the farm stand or farmers market. Local berries are sweeter and much more flavorful than berries that have been shipped in from other states. There is really no comparison. You simply can’t beat the taste of a berry grown on a nearby farm.
Visit the Demonstration Garden at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, to view the gardens and learn from Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. The garden will be open on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Farmers market season is here! Plan a shopping trip and get out to the farmers market to see the amazing food that area farmers are raising. Farmers markets are places where you can buy delicious, fresh food, talk to the farmer that raised it, and get to know your neighbors better. With over 11 farmers markets held weekly, Winston-Salem is a community growing around healthy, fresh food!
More than one-third of food in the U.S. is lost or wasted. This amounts to 133 billion pounds, or $161 billion worth of food each year. Food is the single largest type of waste in landfills.