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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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4-H Hungry to Help Food Drive

It’s That Time of Year Again – Spread the word!!! Nash County 4-H Is Holding a Food Drive Did you know that …

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Farmers Market - Holiday Market

1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount Holiday Market Hours SATURDAYS from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reach out to vendors to pre-order! Concession …

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Fall Walking Challenge

As the weather turns cooler, and the leaves begin to change, grab your walking shoes, your family, a pet, …

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Farm to Fork

Introducing Fork to Farmer in Nash County Supporting Local Chefs and Local Farmers Watch the video The local food movement is transforming …

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Cooking Up the Season - Eggplant

Eggplant is the vegetable highlighted in this episode of Cooking Up The Season. Eggplant is a summer vegetable found …

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Okra - Cooking Up the Season

Okra is one of my favorite summer vegetables. It is fat-free, very low in sodium, cholesterol-free, and low in …

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Cooking Up the Season - Blueberries

The seventh video in the Cooking Up the Season mini-series highlights blueberries. Blueberry season for our area is mid-May …

zucchini snip

Cooking Up the Season - Zucchini

This episode of Cooking Up The Season focused on zucchini. Zucchini is in season in North Carolina during the …

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

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …