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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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Pumpkin Bread Class

Crisp Fall weather calls for a special treat, and homemade Pumpkin Bread fits the bill! Make and sample a …

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Apple Butter Class

Join us Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the Dare County Cooperative Extension Office to make, sample, and take home this Fall delight! …

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Bread & Butter Pickles Class

*** NOTE: The date for this class has changed to August 2, 2022 *** Bread & butter pickles are thin …

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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 …

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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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