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Join us for a Field Day at the Small Farm Unit to learn about our work with specialty vegetable crops, summer cover crops and soil building practices, high tunnel, IPM and beekeeping projects. We will have equipment demonstrations geared toward improving small farm efficiency. Lunch will be provided.

When: Thursday, July 11, 2024 – Friday, July 12, 2024

Where: Center for Environmental Farming Systems Small Farm Unit
400 Old Smithfield Rd Goldsboro, NC 27530

Logistics:

In an effort to cut down on event waste, we ask that participants bring a reusable water bottle, we will have water available for you to refill.
Dress for the weather; bring sun protection and a hat!
Please wear closed toe shoes. Fire ants are present on the farm and are active due to dry weather. If you have a known allergy please come prepared.
The Small Farm Unit is an active working farm with an integrated natural habitat involving bees, wasps, snakes and other creatures.
Due to NCDA regulations and possible hazards we are unable to accommodate pets at this event.
Children under 12 are free but children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
More about the Small Farm Unit:

The Small Farm Unit covers approximately 30 acres with a wide range of soil types, equipment, buildings, and educational focal points. The function of the unit is to model a systems-based approach within a whole farm context. Embedded within the farm design are ongoing research projects in systems rotation and other production topics relevant to small farm stakeholders.

In a typical season, the Small Farm Unit produces up to 100 varieties of specialty fruits and vegetables targeted for niche markets and diverse consumers’ preferences. All farm produce is donated to local community organizations, food kitchens, and shelters. Farm transplants are grown in a greenhouse including several specialty plants.

The Small Farm Unit also includes a 15-acre certified organic area and a model GAP (Good Agricultural Practices)-certified postharvest handling area.