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How Do I Blanch Vegetables?

Q: How do I blanch vegetables? A: Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

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Backyard Gardening in WNC 

Western North Carolina is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown …

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Extension and YMCA Mobile Market

Madison County Cooperative Extension is passing out gardening and safe food handling fact sheets during the YMCA Mobile Markets. …

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How Big Does My Garden Need to Be?

Gardening means different things to different people. Thousands view gardening as a hobby, a relaxing escape from the pressures of …

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February Is American Heart Month 

Running around trying to impress your Valentine is definitely one way to get the blood pumping. Embracing a heart-healthy …

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MeatSuite

Sign Up Now to Learn About MeatSuite, an online sales tool for NC meat producers! MeatSuite is an online tool designed …

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Madison County Garden Club

The Madison County Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m., from September through May. Each …

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