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Ribbon Winners at Fair

Thank you to all the volunteers, exhibitors, demonstrators, entertainers, judges, and staff for making the 2019 Swain County Agricultural …

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2019 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

canner and ingredients for making pickles

Is Your Canning Equipment Ready?

Planning ahead can save you time, money and frustration with home canning. Using reliable, safe and proper equipment will …

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Beet-Iful Roots

Ruby Queen and Redpack are the most commonly grown varieties in North Carolina. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round …

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Be Safe With Holiday Leftovers

Many people look forward to the leftovers as much as they do to the big holiday meal. Whether you’re …

Chef Alex Forde and Laura Rogers

Cooking With Soy Program a Success

The “Cooking with Soy” program held on September 10, 2012 was a huge success! Swain and Graham County Cooperative Extension …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Part 5: References

This publication lists the references used in parts 1-4 of the Postharvest Handling and Cooling …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

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

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …