Central NC (Johnston County) Pre-Plant Meeting

Central NC (Johnston County)
Date:  Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time:  5:00pm–7:30pm
Cost:  FREE – includes supper
Location:  Johnston County Ag Ctr.

2736 NC 210 Hwy.

Smithfield, NC 27577

Contact:

Brandon Parker – (919) 989-5380, brandon_parker@ncsu.edu

Registration Link:

Call NC Cooperative Extension at the number above.

AGENDA – CENTRAL NC (JOHNSTON COUNTY):  Moderation: Brandon Parker, Don Nicholson, NC Cooperative Extension

5:00 – 5:30             Registration and Meal

5:30 – 6:00             Important pre-plant considerations (Dr. Mark Hoffmann, Brandon Parker, Don Nicholson)

6:00 – 6:10             Sponsors

6:10 – 6:25             New NC State varieties Rocco and Liz (Dr. Gina Fernandez)

6:25 – 6:40             Mite and insect updates (Dr. Hannah Burrack)

6:40 – 6:50             Introduction of the new pathologist (Dr. Bill Cline)

6:50 – 7:30             Pre-plant questions and answer panel (panel can vary between meetings: Gina Fernandez, Mark Hoffmann, Hannah Burrack, one or two growers, Brandon Parker, Don Nicholson, Rocco Schiavone)

Western NC (Henderson County) Pre-Plant Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time:  9:30am – 3:00pm (Lunch included)
Cost:  FREE – includes box lunch
Location:  North River Farms

3333 N. Mills River Road

Mills River, NC  28759

Contacts:

Craig Mauney – (828) 898-7900, craig_mauney@ncsu.edu

Karen Blaedow – (828) 697-4891, karen_blaedow@ncsu.edu

Registration Link:  Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/western-nc-strawberry-pre-plant-meeting-tickets-65666824239

WESTERN NC / AGENDA:  Moderation: Karen Blaedow, Craig Mauney, NC Cooperative Extension

9:30am – 10:00am                  Registration (no registration fee)

10:00am – 10:15am                Welcome

10:15am – 11:15am                Direct Marketing Strategies for Direct Market  – Molly Nicholie, ASAP

11:15am – 12:30pm                Pre-Plant Considerations: Fumigation, Weeds, Erosion, and Fertility – Mark Hoffmann, Gina Fernandez, NCSU

12:30pm – 1:15pm                  Lunch (sponsored)

1:15pm – 2:15pm                    What does the industry need? Please share with us your opinions and concerns? – Mark Hoffmann, Gina Fernandez, Hannah Burrack, NCSU

2:15pm – 3:00pm                    Demonstration on Strawberry Bed Laying –  North River Farms Staff

Eastern NC (Nash County) Pre-Plant Meeting

Eastern NC (Nash County)
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: FREE – includes supper
Location: Nash County Ag Ctr.

1006 Eastern Avenue

Nashville, NC 27856

Contacts:

Matt Stevens – (252) 459-9810

matt_stevens@ncsu.edu

Colby Griffin – (919) 496-3344

colby_griffin@ncsu.edu

Registration Link:

go.ncsu.edu/strawberrypreplant

Or call NC Cooperative Extension: Franklin County Center at the number above.

AGENDA – EASTERN NC (NASH COUNTY):  Moderation: Matt Stevens, Colby Griffin, NC Cooperative Extension

5:00 – 5:30             Registration and Meal

5:30 – 6:00             Important pre-plant considerations (Dr. Mark Hoffmann, Matt Stevens, Colby Griffin)

6:00 – 6:10             Sponsors

6:10 – 6:25             New NC State varieties Rocco and Liz (Dr. Gina Fernandez)

6:25 – 6:40             Mite and insect updates (Dr. Hannah Burrack)

6:40 – 6:50             Introduction of the new pathologist (Dr. Bill Cline) / Alternative: Weed control updates (Katie Jennings)

6:50 – 7:30             Pre-plant questions and answer panel (panel can vary between meetings: Gina Fernandez, Mark Hoffmann, Hannah Burrack, Katie Jennings, one or two growers, Matt Stevens, Colby Griffin, Rocco Schiavone)

REGISTER NOW!

2019 Southeast Strawberry Expo

Dates:  November 6-8, 2019

Location:  Hilton Raleigh North Hills

Our annual meeting with educational breakout sessions,
networking opportunities, industry trade show & expo will be held
at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills on Thursday (11/7) & Friday (11/8).
AND you do not want to miss out on the Farm Tours which will
take place on Wednesday (11/6).

REGISTER NOW!

2019 Expo Attendee Registration Form

Exhibitor Registration Form 2

NCSA Expo Agenda 2019

 

GET YOUR 2019 PROMOTIONAL CATALOG!

Place your order TODAY!  Order signs, Strawberry Time coloring books and other promotional materials from the NC Strawberry Association

We print materials based on pre-orders from our growers in March so we may not be able to fulfill late orders.  Click on links below to download PDF order form and catalog.

Promo Order Form 2019

Promotional Catalog Items 2019

EMAIL order form to Kristy Phillips – info@ncstrawberry.com

or MAIL order form to NCSA, PO Box 543, Siler City, NC  27344

NEW COLORING BOOK!!!  In 2018, the Marketing Committee developed a new edition of our “Strawberry Time” coloring book. The new book is the same size, with the same number of pages, but features a brand new full color cover.  It tells the story of the strawberry plant from fall planting to spring harvest.  The book now includes pages that encourage handwashing before picking fruit in the field and washing fruit before eating it at home.  Also tips on how to pick strawberries were added.  Each page has new black and white drawings to color and the activities in the back of the book are all new as well.

 

New to Agritourism in North Carolina?

New to Agritourism? This webinar is for you.

Agritourism in North Carolina: The Benefits, Critical Success Factors and Marketing: (Recorded live on May 30, 2018). Agribusiness is North Carolina’s top industry.  North Carolina is also a leader in Agritourism.  Learn about the benefits of Agritourism, or welcoming visitors to the farm, the critical success factors and marketing opportunities for farmers.  Most importantly, learn how the collective force of rural assets of agriculture, local food and tourism, matched with economic development strategies, has limitless potential to boost community vibrancy across the state.

How Beneficial is Agritourism? North Carolina Farmers and Residents Respond

Agritourism, Farm Visits, Agro-Tourism— Oh My! Do Farmers, Residents, and Extension Faculty Speak the Same Language?

Agritourism in North Carolina: Comparison Report of 2005 and 2012 Survey Results

Agritourism in North Carolina: Summary of Pilot Study Results.

Visit NCDA&CS website at http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/agritourism/

Strawberry -Pretzel Icebox Pie

Second Place Winner–Strawberry Dessert Contest 2013
Kristina G. Harris, Raleigh, NC

2 c. finely crushed pretzel sticks
¾ cup butter, melted
¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. strawberry gelatin (1/2 (3 oz) package)
2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together first 3 ingredient
s, firmly press on bottom , up sides,
and onto lip of lightly greased 10-inch pie plate. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

2.Process strawberries in a food processor until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

3.Beat condensed milk, cream cheese, and gelatin at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add strawberries, beat at low speed just until blended.

4.Beat ¾ cup whipping cream at high speed until soft peakforms; gently fold whipped cream into strawberry mixture . Spoon into prepared crust. Cover and freeze 8 to 12 hours or until firm

5.Beat remaining 1 ¼ cups whipping cream at high speed until foamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread over pie. Freeze 1 hour or until whipped cream is firm.

Serves 8

Source: Southern Living Magazine

Strawberry Rice Salad with Chicken & Almonds

By Betty Thompson Morton, Kernersville, NC
Honorable Mention

3 cups North Carolina Strawberry halves
1 cup North Carolina strawberry slices
1 cup uncooked brown basmati rice
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar or your favorite vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. seasoning blend (Spice Delight) or seasoned salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. local North Carolina honey
1 bag salad spring mix (3 cups packed leaves), roughly chopped
2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Slice and halve North Carolina strawberries. Prepare rice following package directions. When rice is done, fluff with a fork and cool.
While rice is cooling, in a large bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, and seasoning blend. Whisk in olive oil in a thin steady stream until dressing thickens. Whisk in honey.

Add rice, salad mix, chicken, almonds, and halved strawberries to dressing bowl, tossing to combineafter adding each ingredient
. Garnish with strawberry slices. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until chilled. Makes 6-8 servings.

Variations:
• Cooked bulgur, quinoa, red or black rice, or whole-wheat couscous can be substituted for the cooked brown rice if desired.
• If a meatless meal is desired, cooked turkey or chicken can be left out.
• Toast almonds for extra flavor, if desired.
• For a quick salad, substitute Honey Mustard Dressing for the made-from-scratch dressing.
Continue with recipe as directed above.