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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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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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Farmers Market - Opens Sat April 4th

1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount Yes, we are opening Saturday April 4th! Shop Fresh. Shop Local. Eat Fresh. Featuring Local Produce, …

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Handwashing - Best Practices

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected …

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Beginner Grilling Class

This program is transitioning to an online program. We will not meet face to face due to the COVID …

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Homemade Holiday

The 2019 Homemade Holiday Program will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, at 6 p.m. The program will be …

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Extension Connections Newsletter

Hot off the press . . . Winter 2019 Extension Connections Newsletter – see link below. Extension Connections 4th Qtr …

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Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly

Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly This Summer The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division is asking travelers …

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Freezer Meal Workshop

September 10th The number one reason people give for not fixing meals at home is they do not have enough time. …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Application opens is Monday, June 3, 2019 Application deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Interview date is Friday, August …

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Be a Farmers Market Ambassador?

Interested in Becoming a Market Ambassador? Nash County Farmers Market is seeking volunteer seasonal Farmers Market Ambassadors to join our …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Now taking applications Anyone interested in cooking, nutrition, food safety, or food systems can apply. The NC State Extension …

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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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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. …