See Videos about Western NC Apple Growing and The North Carolina Apple Festival on YouTube
An Overview of Small Farm Direct MarketingPublished by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and written by M. E. Swisher and James Sterns.
Apple Handling Information
Article outlines information on how you know whether an apple is ripe.
Apple Varieties Commonly Grown in North Carolina
A informational paper on kinds of apples grown in NC.
Article: Childproofing Your Yard or Farmstead
Published by the University of Florida IFAS Extension as a resource for home and farm safety.
Article: The Health and Nutrition Story of Applies
Article by F. P. Corey, Director of Public Relations, International Apple Institute, Washington D.C.
Craft Heritage Trails
Today over 4,000 craftspeople carry on the tradition of early artists in our ancient hills. Experience the joy of discovery by following “Craft Heritage Trails”, created by Handmade in America in Asheville.
This crafts guidebook covers over 500 itineraries where you can experience as many shops and individuals as possible in the course of a leisurely day.
A 14-page document printed by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) at the University of Georgia, was published in August 2007.
List of Resources
Published by the N.C. Apple Education Committe, the article lists an “Apple Kit” glossary, information on video available from the Apple Media Center, and a listing of pamphlets and booklets available, and other resources available.
Marketing to Restaurants
An article by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent, gives insights in how to market your product to restaurants.
N.C. Apple Facts, Apple Storage
A paper on apple facts and storage.
Protecting Children on the Farm: North American Guidelines
Published by the Univ. of Florida, IFAS, this article is focused on protecting children who live on farms from injuries and lists the North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT).
Selling Strategies for Local Food Producers
Published by University of Missouri Extension, this 8-page guide is filled with information and resources for farmers who sell directly to consumers.
Small Farmer’s Resources for Safety
Published by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension, the fact sheet describes some important resources which farmers and ranchers can access on the internet to get up-to-date information on agricultural safety and health.
Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food
Article adapted from “Growing for Market”, the national monthly journal for direct market farmers.
The Apple Industry in Henderson County: Then and Now
The article discusses the history of apple growing in Henderson County published by the Blue Ridge Farm Direct Market Association.
The Life and Legend of Johnny Appleseed 1774-1845
A document that dispels the myths of Johnny Appleseed.
U.S. Census – Land in Orchards
Total Farms and Acreage in North Carolina counties printed by the government.
USDA Agricultural Prices: 2007 Summary
The report was released by the United States Department of Agriculture in July, 2008. It was an update to correct misinformation for the Florida grapefruit prices.
USDA Report: Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts- 2008 Summary
A report issued January, 2009, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts – 2008 Preliminary Summary.
Women Principal Farm Operators: Tenure: 2007
Statistics by North Carolina county from the National Agricultural Statistics Service regarding the number of women operating farms.