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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.

Root for Radishes

Are you convinced that you don’t like radishes, or maybe you are afraid to try them?? If this is …

Blueberries Are Back in Season

Why eat blueberries? That’s a loaded question, loaded with lots of reasons to eat blueberries!! With just 80 calories …

Mothers Day Brunch!!

It’s Mom (and Grandma’s) big day, so start her Mother’s Day off on the right note with well-deserved, brunch. …

Time to Buy Bok Choy

Bok Choy for thousands of years has served as a staple in Asian cooking. The round-leafed vegetable may be …

Broccoli Boost!!

Broccoli, a member of the cruciferous family, and cousin to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, is a “super …

Rutabagas Are Abundant!!

Rutabagas are the bumper crop this year and available locally at Farmers Markets and roadside stands. Rutabagas can be …

Nutrition From the Blue Zones

The latest research indicates that the Mediterranean Diet has proven to be the healthiest way to retain lifetime longevity …

Brussels Sprouts Are Back!!

This week I picked up some fresh Lenoir County Brussels Sprouts, and they were surely deeeelicious!!! I admit, like …

Eat More Fish

In Eastern North Carolina, we think about seafood in the summer, but fish is especially good for you all …

Artichokes, Who Knew?

Who knew that artichoke hearts are a Superfood! The term superfood is basically used to market foods that are …

Carrots; the Crunchy Power

Believe it or not it is carrot season in North Carolina, generally, we think of carrots mostly at Easter, …

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