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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

Time for Fresh Strawberries

Finally strawberries have begun to truly herald the arrival of spring. A sweet red strawberry just can’t be beat. The juicy …

Cooking for the Whole Bunch

For those of you staying at home and in charge of feeding the “whole” bunch, I thought I would …

Cauliflower Comeback!

For those of you who think that cauliflower is only delicious if eaten under a blanket of cheese, think …

Cauliflower Comeback!

For those of you who think that cauliflower is only delicious if eaten under a blanket of cheese, think …

All About Avocado!

To my knowledge, we do not actually produce any avocado in Eastern North Carolina, but during the winter months …

What’s in Season in January?

Sometimes it’s hard to think about fresh seasonal produce this time of year, but January is actually packed with …

Homemade Holiday Gifts to Share

This Holiday Season, give your family, friends, and co-workers a gift from the heart of your home, the kitchen. …

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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