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Local Foods

The Rutherford County Center Local Foods contacts are Jeff Bradley, Hannah Bundy.

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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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Find Local Meats on MeatSuite

NC Choices is proud to introduce MeatSuite to North Carolina consumers. MeatSuite is a website where you can find local …

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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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10 Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

You may love asparagus and if you do, you’ll find some delicious recipes to try in this publication (see …

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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 …

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Planting Calendar for WNC

With so many of us changing our daily routines and general practices, many of us are thinking about what …

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Winter Storm Food Safety

As winter storms approach North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

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Cooking School 2020

Featuring Mediterranean food! 2020 dates are as follows: March 12 What’s for Dinner? April 14 Outdoor Cooking May 12 Herb Appeal June 18 Cooking for One July 16 Make-Ahead Meals August …

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September Cooking School

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County is holding the September Cooking School on September 19, 2019. The topic of this month is: Bread & …

Extension Master Food Volunteer

Are you passionate about cooking, nutrition, health, or just simply – food? If you answered yes to any of …

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