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Local Foods

The Dare County Center Local Foods contact is Dee Furlough.

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Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad Ingredients 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned 3 large tomatoes, diced 1 large onion, diced ¼ cup chopped fresh basil ¼ cup …

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Preparing for a COVID-19 Outbreak

Infection numbers are currently rising. Are you prepared for an outbreak in your town, community or home? How can …

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Is It Done Yet?

Food Safety is an issue that we often take for granted, yet unsafe food can cause sickness and even …

Avoiding Food Waste

Avoid food waste by preserving your food through freezing, dehydrating, hot water bath canning, or pressure canning. Avoiding Food …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …