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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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Crockpot Mushroom Chicken

Are you in need of something quick and easy for dinner? This recipe can be assembled in less than …

baked ziti

Baked Ziti Recipe

If you’re looking for a recipe with minimal ingredients or prep work, this is the recipe for you! This …


Basic Marinades

Marinating is an easy way to add great flavor to roasted meats and vegetables in no time! Use these …

Eggplant parmesan

Broiled Eggplant Parmesan

Looking for a healthy recipe to utilize those local foods? This month’s recipes will be recipes from our local …


Baked Zucchini

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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a healthy recipe to utilize those local foods? This month’s recipes will be recipes from our local …

Farmers market

Eating Local

This time of the year is the perfect opportunity to find fresh local produce! There are many common misconceptions …

3-Bean Salad

Classic Three Bean Salad

Looking for a tasty recipe that’s the perfect simple summer side dish for your upcoming BBQ or potluck? This …

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

It’s the middle of June and Sampson County has already experienced several days of heat indexes over 94 degrees. …

Canning Safely, for Your Safety

It’s almost summertime, which means canning season is almost here! Stands with fresh local strawberries, blueberries, watermelons and more …


Freezer Jam

We’ve been talking a lot lately about preserving the summer’s bounty through canning. However, if canning makes you nervous, …

Sweet Potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Did you know sweet potatoes are the state vegetable of NC? Sweet potatoes are a wonderful vegetable that is …

Canning Foods

Do’s and Don’ts of Canning

Spring is here and summer is around the corner which means the garden’s bounty is soon to follow. With …

Mediterranean Diet

Med Instead of Meds

Happy National Mediterranean Diet Month! Did you know that two-thirds of chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, …

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Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …


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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.