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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Instant Pot 101

Join us for an introductory class to get you cooking with your Instant Pot. Class size is limited, so …

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Eat Local!

Check out the new Eat Local Iredell webpage Now go out and eat …

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ServSafe Scheduled for June

A ServSafe course will be held at the Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville NC on …

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ServSafe Classes Scheduled for November

Cooperative Extension offers ServSafe Course A ServSafe course will be held at the Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, 444 Bristol …

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NC Farm Schools: Lincolnton County

The NC Farm School program offers business-planning seminars which will give you the tools to create a viable business …

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Hurricane/Disaster Preparedness

Please visit the link below for Extension Factsheets on disaster preparedness. Time to prepare is before the event arrives. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2 weeks ago

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

trimming local green beans

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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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

12/5/18
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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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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 …