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Local Foods

The Watauga County Center Local Foods contact is Margie Mansure.

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Make Easy Dips With Seasonal Tomatoes

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford in this 21-minute video as they use vine-ripened …

Cover photo for Saving Milk

Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Crispy Corn Fritters

How to Cook Crispy Corn Fritters

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford as they cook up what is basically a …

Ratatouille Grits

How to Cook Ratatouille Grits

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford for this 28-minute video as they gather up …

canned tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes

Learn how to can tomatoes by joining Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County Information Technician Eric Stafford in …

canned green beans

How to Can Green Beans

Learn how to can green beans by joining Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County Information Technician Eric Stafford …

sauerkraut and sausage

How to Make Sauerkraut

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County’s Public Information Technician Eric Stafford as they process cabbage to make …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …