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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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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 …

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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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Scale Calibration Day

Date: February 15, 2021 Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County 258 Carolina …

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2021 Berry & Vegetable Sale Happening Now

2021 Berry & Vegetable Sale N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center is now taking orders for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus, …

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USDA Farm Payment Program

USDA Farm Payment Program Livestock, vegetable, fruit, nursery, Christmas tree, and other producers are eligible for financial assistance from the …

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Butchery Basics for Home Consumers

Butchery Basics for Home Consumers January 19, 2020 • 10 a.m.-noon • Online Presenters: Ross Flynn, Left Bank Butchery; Lee Menius, …

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Madison County COVID-19 Food Relief

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County partnered with a local fermenting LLC to produce ferments in our N.C. Department of …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

1/6/21

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

7/29/20