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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.

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Okra Season is Here!

Okra is beginning to show up at your local Farmers Market and roadside stands and when it is ripe …

Grilling Is Healthy!

Grilling out has always been a fun and flavorful way to cook, no matter the season, but especially during …

Super Sweet Corn

I was super excited to see fresh sweet corn appear at the Farmers Market this week, sweet corn is …

Cucumber, Fruit or Vegetable?

Fruit or a vegetable? Technically, the cucumber is a fruit because it contains the seeds to reproduce, but typically …

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Medicare Fraud Prevention

You can protect yourself and help keep the costs of healthcare down by being aware of and reporting Medicare …

Fresh North Carolina Peaches

According to Dr. Michael Parker, Extension Horticulture Specialist, with NC State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension, North Carolina harvests …

What’s in Season – Broccoli!

This week fresh broccoli appeared at our local Farmers Market, and you cannot beat fresh local broccoli! Broccoli has …

Fresh Green Peas

Fresh green peas are starting to show up at the Farmer’s Market and Roadsides stands. Be sure to add …

Healthy Southern Sides!

Here in Eastern North Carolina it is pig cooking competition season, you can keep it on the healthy list …

One Bowl Wonders

One bowl meals seem to be on every menu now, one bowl filled with grains or noodles, veggies, and …

Eggs, Well Worth It!

We’ve all been suffering from the high price of eggs these days, but recent research shows that overall, eggs …

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COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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