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Swain County Farmers
Market

Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing flowers and other woody ornamentals, or beekeeping (Honey)? If you answered yes to any of these endeavors and would like to sell the “fruits of your labor” then, set-up a booth and join us! In 2014, here will be a vendor fee of $25. You may pay your vendor fee in full upfront or in installments of $5 until you reach $25. Please bring this to one of the Market Managers before the market opens for the day. In addition, potential vendors must agree to Farmers Market policies and submit an application prior to any sales to: Swain County Cooperative ExtensionAttention: Christy BredenkampPO Box 2329Bryson City, NC 28713Swain Tailgate Farmers Market Polices/Guidelines (pdf)Swain Vendor Application - Agreement (pdf)New Tax Laws (pdf) - effective 2014 Swain County Farmers Market Rack Cards (PDF version) LIKE on Facebook - Swain County Farmers Market _________________________________________________________________________ Sellers must reside and produce the items they sell within Swain and adjacent counties (Graham, EBCI, Jackson, Macon and Clay). Sellers must be the original producer (or family member) of all items being sold.  No buying and reselling of produce or other products are allowed. For more information contact: Swain County Cooperative Extension at (828) 488-3848.  

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Need Help Choosing A
Medicare Part D Drug Plan?

SHIIP Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a consumer information division of the NC Department of Insurance that assists people with choosing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. Swain County Cooperative Extension 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, NC _________________________________________________________________________ Do You Need Help Paying for Your Medicare Prescription Medications?  If you answered yes to this question and have limited income and resources, you may qualify for 'EXTRA HELP' (the low-income subsidy) to pay your prescription drug costs. Receiving this help will not change your monthly Social Security benefits. (This program is not available to Medicaid recipients). INCOME GUIDELINES are $1,353.75 per month for an individual and $1,821.25 per month for a couple living together. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. This is a FREE community service, and we do not sell insurance. __________________ For more information: http://www.ncdoi.com/shiip/default.aspx

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4-H Sun in Shades

4-H Summer Program
Extravaganza 2014

Swain County 4-H announces the 2014 Summer Program Extravaganza lineup!  There is something for everyone (ages 5-18). See what activities interest you! Find out more . . . 

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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Savings through Insulating

This week’s The Energy Star Current, EPA’s energy blog, addresses saving on energy costs with proper insulation.  After sealing your home for air leaks, it is important to have the right amount of MORE » – from   Home Energy Conservation

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Stay Cool and Drink Water

Whether it’s working in the garden, mowing the grass or washing the car, we spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer. When you’re outside in the heat, it’s important to avoid MORE »

Donald Bunn & 2 tomato growers

NC Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for life-changing MORE »

4-H Sun in Shades

Swain County 4-H Summer Program Extravaganza

Swain County 4-H announces the 2014 Summer Program Extravaganza lineup!  There is something for everyone (ages 5-18). See what activities interest you! Outdoor Explorers Camp June 16 – 20 $40 (all week)   MORE »

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Spring into Green Cleaning

In anticipation of longer days and warmer weather, spring-cleaning usually moves to the top of our “things to do” list.  When planning this annual ritual, it’s a great time to take inventory of MORE »

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April Mountain Gardening Chores

As April quickly approaches, the urge to be outdoors pruning and planting in and around our garden and landscape areas comes naturally to most individuals as temperatures reach Hi-Low (F) averages between 67.8-42.8 MORE »

Youth from (left to right) Will McCall, Savannah Currie, Caleb Currie, Kaylee Simmons and Travis Franklin

4-H is Cooking Up Life Skills

Cooking offers children a way to learn valuable life skills and good nutrition. During February members of the Awesome 4-H Club practiced their cooking skills by designing their own casseroles.  They used the MORE »

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A Well Stocked Pantry Makes for Better Meals

Does this scenario sound familiar? You start to prepare a dish for supper and realize that you’re missing a key ingredient. A well-stocked pantry is key for quick, healthy meals. Utilizing a wellstocked MORE »

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EVENTS View All
In-Step Line DancingThu Jul 31, 2014 Today
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 3 hours ago
Swain County Farmers MarketFri Aug 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Main Street (Beside Old Courthouse), Downtown Bryson City
— 11 hours away
Fontana Fun Day (4-H Summer Fun)Fri Aug 1, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Road, Fontana Dam
— 12 hours away
SHIIP AppointmentsMon Aug 4, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 4 days away
4-H CATCH Kids Club (4-H Summer Fun)Tue Aug 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Rd, Bryson City
— 4 days away
4-H CATCH Kids Club (4-H Summer Fun)Wed Aug 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Rd, Bryson City
— 5 days away
4-H CATCH Kids Club (4-H Summer Fun)Thu Aug 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Rd, Bryson City
— 6 days away
In-Step Line DancingThu Aug 7, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 7 days away
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