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February 2020

From Kitchen to Retail

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S.
Salisbury, NC 28146 United States
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Do you make a product you would love to sell in a retail setting? Don’t know where to begin? Let us help! In this course, you will learn about product testing, labels, barcodes, nutrition panels, FDA requirements, marketing, and more!  From food safety to advertising, you will be armed with enough information to make an informed decision about producing your favorite recipe for sale! Class will meet on Tuesdays, from February 4 to February 25, 2020 from 6 p.m. to…

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Home Scale Sustainable Vegetable Production

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CBTC, 660 Concord Parkway, N
Concord, NC 28025 United States
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Want to get more food from your backyard garden? Join David Goforth for beginning level instruction on gardening with emphasis on sustainability. Class room topics include selecting and planting vegetables, soil management, composting, controlling pests, garden management, harvest and post-harvest management, and home fruit production. Students will have a volunteer opportunity to garden with the instructor every Saturday morning. All vegetables produced during this internship will go to charity. Instructor, David Goforth, has been a life-long farmer. He attended North…

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March 2020

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, 3445 Atando Rd
Concord, NC 28025 United States
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The demand for fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms has grown rapidly with the meaty shiitake now the second most popular mushroom in the world. Whether you are interested in growing mushrooms for their exceptional taste, their nutritious value, or their commercial potential, this class will get you started. Learn what tools and wood you will need; how to prepare, inoculate, seal and store the logs; when to harvest and how to store or preserve the resulting mushroom crops. Each participant…

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Craft Beer Brewing

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commoners Brewing Company, 1048 Copperfield Blvd NE
Concord, NC 28025 United States
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3/30/2020 - 5/9/2020 This course is designed to teach students about the craft beer brewing industry. Students will gain a base of knowledge in identifying beer flavors and styles, mastering beer pairing principles, learning the brewing process and beer ingredients, understanding retail beer storage and service issues, and appreciating the history of microbrewing. Students will also identify various national certifications available in the craft beer industry including the four levels of Cicerone Certification. Students will be prepared to sit for…

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