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Freezer Meal Workshop

The number one reason people give for not fixing meals at home is they do not have enough time. …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Now taking applications. Anyone interested in cooking, nutrition, foods safety, or food systems can apply. The NC State Extension …

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Safe Plates Class

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Edgecombe County will be offering a Safe Plates Food Safety Certification Class, March 26–28, 2019. Successful …

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Cooking Under Pressure

Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use …

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Home Canning Series

Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a summer home canning workshop series. Participants will learn how to safely …

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Regional Strawberry Pre-Plant Meeting

Annual regional meeting for strawberry growers and those interested in getting started in strawberry production. This meeting is hosted …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Food Safety Recall Plan Checklist

This document offers a set of steps for food producers to take when issuing a …

3 weeks ago

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

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

3 weeks agoCEFS
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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 …

10/29/19

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 …

10/28/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19
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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 …

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Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …