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Grilling and Barbecue Safety

With the weather warming up, many people are heading outdoors, enjoying the sunshine, and getting their grills ready for …

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Flavors of Fall

Fall is here and different selections of winter squash are now in season and available at local farmer’s markets. …

It's Time to Can!

IT’S TIME TO CAN! It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for the canning season. …

It's Time to Can!

It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for canning the vegetables from your garden …

Is It Time to Throw It Out?

While grocery shopping, do you look at the dates on food products before placing the item in your cart? …

SERVSAFE Managers Training

N.C. Cooperative Extension and Lee County Environmental Health will be sponsoring “SERVSAFE, Manager’s Training” on April 15 and 16 …

Food Safety When Eating Out

Eating out is fun and having meals away from home has become a national pastime. The National Restaurant Association …

It's Time to Can!

It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for canning the vegetables from your garden …

Food Safety Training

Eating out is fun and having meals away from home has become a national pastime. The National Restaurant Association …

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Foods That Require No Cooking

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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