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Local Foods

The Wayne County Center Local Foods contact is Jessica Strickland.

Tomatoes at farmers market

It Is the Season for Tomatoes

Many of us know there’s nothing better than a fresh tomato sandwich on a hot, summer day. Tomatoes are …

Peaches at farmers market

Peaches Are Now in Season

Peaches are in season around Wayne County! Sweet, juicy peaches in North Carolina are a symbol of summertime! North …

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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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Strawberries are in Season

North Carolina is the fourth-largest producer of strawberries in the nation and we can prove this by just going …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

A lot of the guidance around preventing spread of COVID-19 says to clean and disinfect surfaces. But what does …

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COVID-19 and Grocery Shopping

There are many questions surround grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data currently that …

fruit yogurt dip recipe

Fruit With Yogurt Orange Dip

Looking for a nutritious dip for fruit? Try the yogurt orange dip! This easy 4 ingredient recipe is sure …

fruit salad recipe

Easy Fruit Salad

Try this easy fruit salad recipe from EFNEP with only 4 ingredients. Easy Fruit Salad Contact Taishon Hooks for questions and …

berry smoothie

Berry Purple Smoothie

Looking for a tasty nutritious treat? Try the Berry Purple Smoothie from EFNEP! Berry Purple Smoothie Contact Taishon Hooks for any …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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

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

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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