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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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Cover photo for Bread & Butter Pickles Class

Bread & Butter Pickles Class

Bread & butter pickles are thin rounds of cucumber with the skins on, pickled in a liquid of vinegar, …

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Report to the People - 2021

We are honored to share our Report to the People for 2021. This past year was exciting and here …

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Babin Apiary - Honey

Don Babin is a busy man, as busy as the bees in the 25 hives he keeps on the …

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Hay Point Live Culture Foods

Hay Point Live Culture Foods Are you in need of a SCOBY? You are if you’re planning to brew a …

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Harrison Farms Microgreens

Outer Banks checklist: Beautiful beaches? Check. Atlantic Ocean? Check. Amazing sunrises and sunsets? Check. Locally grown microgreens? Check. Wait, …

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Pressure Canner Testing

You CAN Preserve Local Foods Pressure Canner Testing Spring is finally here! And with it comes a bounty of fresh, delicious …

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Strawberry Jam Class

Would you like to learn how to preserve strawberries? Join Dare County Cooperative Extension for our first canning class …

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It's Pumpkin Palooza! CANCELLED

It’s fall, y’all! And that means it’s pumpkin season! We’re all set to prepare both sweet and savory dishes …

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Sheet Pan Meals

Looking for a quick fix for weekday meals? Learn how to make simple, healthy, and tasty meals sure to …

Cover photo for Fig Jam - Canning Class

Fig Jam - Canning Class

Figs are a delicious accompaniment to many meals – sweet or savory. Learn how to make Fig Jam using …

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It's Blueberry Season!

How about putting a lemony spin on plain blueberry jam and calling it Lemony Blueberry Nectarine Freezer Jam? Imagine eating …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

5/10/22

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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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. …

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 …