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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

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 …

3/25/19SoilFacts
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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 …

2/5/19Local Foods
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 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 …

12/5/18
Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

11/2/18

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration …

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …