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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 …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Figure 1. Room cooling.

Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Green Beans and Field Peas

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Packaged and palletized blueberries being received

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Blueberries

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. North Carolina onions ready for harvest.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Onions

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Loss of sugar during storage at 4 different temperatur

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Sweet Corn

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Strawberries

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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