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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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Healthy Holiday Food Drive

Drop off donations at the Food Bank CENC at Greenville, 1712 Union St, Greenville, NC 27834 Don’t want to drop …

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Trick or Treat during a Pandemic

Debating on having your children trick or treat this year? Click below to see Dr. Benjamin Chapman, Professor and Food Safety …

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Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

—Written By Sarah Kirby, State Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor Agricultural & Human Sciences NC State …

Home Canning Basics

Due to the pandemic, shelves are empty of all things canning – jars, lids, canners, pectin, tools. Many people …

Saving Milk

Here’s an article on why it’s not safe to can milk at home. — Written By Debbie Stroud, Area Specialized Agent, …

Agua Fresca

Try It Tuesdays: Agua Fresca

Agua frescas (Spanish: water refreshments) are popular in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and are made from …

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Try It Tuesdays

Ratatouille is a great way to incorporate those summer veggies! You can make Ratatouille and then serve the leftovers …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association, and Visit NC is excited …

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Camp, Cook, Play!!!

Free Virtual Summer Cooking Camp!! Make healthy and delicious food each week!! Register today!! July 16–August 20, 2020, each Thursday …

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Pickled Onions

Have you tried pickled onions before? Perhaps when you’ve gone out to eat? Learn how to make them at …

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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 …

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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. …