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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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2024 plant sale

2024 Plant Sale

2024 Plant Sale Order Form The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center is now taking preorders for various plants and fruit …

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Caffeine: Boost or Bust?

Caffeine is a compound found naturally in some plants and added to food, drinks, and supplements, and it works …

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2023 Farm City Day Celebration

This year N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center will be hosting a Farm City Day Celebration on the Town …

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Tiny but Mighty

Many reading this might think April is a bit too early to be thinking about ticks, but this is …

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Open House

Join us on Saturday, March 25th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Burnsville Fire Department (305 Pineola …

Mediterranean Food

Eating the Mediterranean Way

February is known for several things, but one of the nearest and dearest to my heart (no pun intended) …

Don't Crash Your New Diet

“Diets” have been around quite some time. George Cheyne was an English doctor in the 1700’s. He consumed nothing …

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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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An Attitude of Gratitude

November has been dubbed “National Gratitude Month” because of the Thanksgiving holiday toward the end of the month. Over the …

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It's Soup Season!

As the weather cools down, we tend to crave warm and cozy fall foods. One of the most versatile …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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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 …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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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 …

4/3/24Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

4/3/24Local Foods
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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 …

4/3/24Local Foods
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Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

4/3/24Local Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

4/3/24Local Foods