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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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Interns offer Valentine Idea

The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) team at N.C. Cooperative Extension is really excited to have two interns working …

Knife Skills Workshop

At some point, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “A sharp knife is safer than a dull one.” Do you …

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Keeping Leftovers Safe

Leftovers. Some folks look forward to them and say foods are better the next day. Others just store them …

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Safety of Meal Kits

There are dozens of companies selling and shipping meal kits. Some of the most well-known are Blue Apron, HelloFresh, …

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Healthy and Safe Marinades

Frequently, we see the terms marinade and marinating in a recipe. The terms are often used interchangeably. Technically, marinade …

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Winter Cabbage and Soup

Many people are trying to eat more locally grown and/or North Carolina-grown foods. Choices of local foods can be …

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Healthy and Safe Marinades

Frequently we see the terms marinade and marinating in a recipe. The terms are often used interchangeably. Technically, marinade …

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Move More

It’s hard to keep a regular schedule or healthy habits during this week between Christmas and New Year. Perhaps …

Decorative Herbs

Give the Gift of Health

Many folks (me included) still need to find a few gifts for those hard people on their gift list. At …

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December 3 is FCS Day

December 3 has been declared FCS Day. This day was selected because it’s the birthday of Ellen Swallow Richards. …

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator

In case you missed it, this past Monday was National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. The idea behind this …

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November Kitchen Connections

People love food and food demonstrations. They are all over the internet and television. Frequently, recipes look easy when …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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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Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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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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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

12/16/22Local Foods
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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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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

12/16/22Local Foods
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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 …

12/16/22Local Foods