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Reduce Food Waste in 2022

With the start of a new year, many of us make resolutions or set goals to try and change …

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Safe Holiday Food Gifts

Many of us are looking for new ideas for gifts this holiday season or we may give gifts of …

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November Is National Pepper Month

November is National Pepper Month. Peppers come in many different colors. Red, green, orange, yellow and even purple. They …

4-H Paper Clover Campaign

Tractor Supply 4-H Clover Campaign

Since 2010, Tractor Supply has partnered with 4‑H to help create Opportunity4All and raise more than $14 million through …

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Fall Food Preservation Tips

With the fall months starting, it is a time to finish up some canning for those colder winter months. …

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Jammin’ With Strawberries

You know you are getting close to summer when everywhere you turn there are strawberries. They are at the …

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WNC Ferment On!

Fermentation is the process where the natural bacteria found in fresh vegetables utilize the carbohydrates to reproduce and excrete …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.

Forage Economics

This 8-page publication will help producers make decisions about growing or buying forage, and about …

12/15/21
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 …

12/15/21
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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Packaging Requirements for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This publication describes types of packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, including each packaging's functions, …

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

10/27/21

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Safe Food After a Flood

This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into …