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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.

Pecans – The Southern Supernut!

The pecan is the “original” supernut, especially in the south. Pecan trees are abundant all-over eastern North Carolina and …

Don’t Overlook the Rutabagas!!

Rutabagas grow with great success in our area, but they are a vegetable that is often overlooked. Rutabagas are …

NC Wine Month

Like many other celebrations this year, North Carolina Wine Month was celebrated in September in a very limited way. …

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Locally Delicious - October

Thursday, October 22, 2020 10–11 a.m. Please contact Velvet Tyndall or Kelly Tyndall at 252-527-2191 for more information and a pre-registration …

Happy Halloween 2020

It’s no surprise that Halloween, like many other Holidays, will be celebrated quite differently this year. Halloween traditions like …

Turnip Season Is on the Way

Turnips, in season in our area from October to March, is a vegetable most often grouped with root vegetables, …

Healthy Leftovers Remake

If you are like me and cannot bear to throw out any leftovers, especially vegetables, here are some ways …

What to Do With Fresh Pears

While it may not feel like Fall yet, it is almost here, and fresh pears are abundant this time …

Fresh Spicy Jalapeno Peppers

This week I picked up beautiful nice sized jalapeno peppers from the Farmers Market, and I cannot wait to …

Juicy Fresh Peaches!

Did you know that North Carolina growers produce as many as 70 different varieties, each with its own unique …

Fresh Crispy Summertime Cucumbers

Cucumbers are appearing abundantly at local farmers markets and nothing says summer like the crunch of fresh cucumber. Most …

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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