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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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Cooking and Eating Together

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – 31, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. REGISTER HERE! It can be a challenge for families to put …

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Water Bath Canning

August 9, 10 – 12 p.m. OR 5 – 7 p.m. This workshop will introduce you to the world of …

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Watermelon Salad

Happy first day of summer! Enjoy this tasty and refreshing salad made with local and in-season …

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Not Just Basil Pesto

July 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 6 – 7 p.m. When you think of pesto, do you only think …

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Compost Bin Discounts!

I have tried out two dozen types of compost bins at my Compost Learning Lab at NC State University and these …

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Collards Anyone?

Here’s why you should cook up collard greens often: they are so nutritionally virtuous it’s like putting money in …

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the most labor intensive vegetables to cultivate, unfortunately that makes it one of the least …

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Ferment On!

Sue Estridge, Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences ~ Yancey and Madison Counties Have you ever wanted to learn to Ferment …

Farm with Silo

Small Farms Food Drive

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center, in association with N.C. A&T State University, is hosting a food …

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Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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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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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

12/16/22Local Foods
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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

12/16/22Local Foods