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Cooking for Crowds

Food fundraisers, church potlucks, and other food gatherings are great methods to get people together for some fun and …

Do’s and Don’ts of Canning

Our Food Preservation Series has officially ended for Duplin and Sampson counties. We had a lot of fun making …

Freezing Produce

I have had several calls the past few weeks on preserving produce. There are many ways to preserve produce …

Pressure Canning Workshop

“The crisp late afternoon air reminds you that this might be the last barbecue of the season. You gather …

Freezing for Freshness

Around this time every year when I visit my mom in Hickory, NC I leave with several bags full …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

12/5/18
Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

11/2/18

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration …

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …

A Guide to Price-Risk Management in Grain Marketing for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

This guide summarizes marketing options for grain and soybean growers and explains how to use …

8/29/18