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Keeping Your Food Safe

December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month. The goals of the month are to focus on keeping food safe as …

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Sheep and Goat Producer Update

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey, Madison, Mitchell, and Avery Counties are coming together to host a sheep and goat …

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Sourdough September

At the height of the pandemic, sourdough became a household staple. The process of creating a “starter” served as …

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Local Treat | Wild Blackcaps

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