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International Cooking Class

Come learn to make hands-on recipes that are out of this world! Participants will not only go home with …

Greens in Field

Greens Production Workshops

Join us for hands-on, on-farm production workshops for Western NC Growers These workshops are aimed at training growers considering production …

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Preserving the Harvest

As you begin to harvest the many fruits and veggies from your garden this summer, you may begin to …

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

With all the food that will be made during your Thanksgiving festivities, you are bound to end up with …

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A Canning Workshop Success

“I am so excited to be here learning how to can safely”, shared Jenna Miller (pictured above) upon her …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Designing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan for Shell Eggs

With the addition of new regulatory requirements and continually emerging pathogens, developing and designing a …

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The Value of Honey Bees as Pollinators in North Carolina

The impact of honey bees on not only North Carolina, but the entire world is …

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

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Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …