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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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Walk-a-Weigh Challenge

What if I told you that there is a simple way to reduce your risk of chronic disease, manage …

Chowder

Salmon Chowder

I am one of those crazy people who could eat soup every day in the middle of summer. So …

green olives

Green Olive Sauce With Chicken

Another one of the newest recipes from our Med Instead of Meds program. This versatile sauce can be paired …

Egg wrap

My Go-to Egg Wrap

It may seem as though I live at the grocery store between shopping for my family and for work, …

Pumpkins

All Things Pumpkin

Happy fall y’all! How fortunate are we that we get all four seasons here in NC? I love when …

Pasta

Pasta With Spinach and Beans

One of our newest recipes from our Med Instead of Meds program. This easy and delicious recipe utilizes unique …

crockpot

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 …

Marinade

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 …

Zucchini

Baked Zucchini

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

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. …

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