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The Surry County Center Local Foods contact is Joanna Radford.

Pieces of illustrated produce surround the text "In the United States only 1 out of 10 adults eat enough produce."

Eat With the Seasons

It’s winter. You’ve just purchased some strawberries at your local grocery. You get home, wash them, and settle in …

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Japanese Persimmon

Japanese persimmon is not the native persimmon. They are much like apples and are approximately the same size as …

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Saving Milk

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

Blueberry Waffles

Don't Forget Breakfast

Have you ever been riding down the road and your car ran out of gas? How far can a …

Apples

Fiber Facts

What is fiber and how does it work in our body? Fiber is a carbohydrate in food that is …

Fresh Orange Juice

Reducing Food Waste

Food money is wasted if food rules are not followed. If food spoils before it is eaten, you have …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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Three Components of Farm to ECE: Gardening, Cooking, and Local Food Purchasing

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

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Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Family Engagement Opportunities with Farm to ECE

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

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Farm to Early Care and Education

This chapter of the Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

1/12/23Local Foods
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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

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