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August Food Preservation Classes

Food Preservation Classes The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center will be offering two food preservation classes in August. Choose …

Chicken Processing Workshop

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Watauga County will be conducting a Chicken Processing Workshop on Saturday, September 22, 2018, …

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Food Preservation Classes Offered

Three Food Preservation classes are being offered through NC Cooperative Extension. Choose to attend one, two, or all three classes. …

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NC Safe Plates Classes

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative …

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Hands-on Canning Class

To learn how to safely preserve your garden bounty, sign up for a hands-on canning class, offered by Margie …

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NC Safe Plates Course Offered

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative …

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Extension Offers Teen Cooking Class

Watauga’s N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is now taking registrations for our summer Teen Cooking Class. This week-long class series runs …

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2/8 & 2/22: Food Safety Class  

With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act in the United States, vegetable farmers and fruit growers are …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

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

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Foods That Require No Cooking

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

3 days agoDisaster Preparedness

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

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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
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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

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

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

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

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 …