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Health & Nutrition

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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Peak Strawberry Season Is Here!

One of my favorite fruits is the strawberry. I always look forward to strawberry season and visiting our local produce …

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All About the Turkey

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Saving Milk

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salad

Salads and Dressings

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Delicious Packet Meals

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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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Venison Donation Programs

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Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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