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In season from late spring to late summer, fresh blueberries are at their peak in July and August. Juicy …

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Maintaining This Summer's Bounty

Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Remember these tips when purchasing produce at the grocery store, …

Bowl of beautiful tomatoes

Seasonal Produce: Tomatoes

Nothing says summer quite like juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun. Native to South America, tomatoes are …

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Pesky Pets in the Pantry

A sure way to ruin an appetite and dampen the enthusiasm of any cook is to open a box …

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Backyard Poultry Resources

Lately, backyard poultry has become popular for a variety of reasons. Whether to provide a source of meat and …

Murder Hornet

Murder Hornet or Not?

The folks in NC State University’s Entomology Program have put together a visual comparison guide for insects that might …

Packages of ground beef

Is That Meat Really Hormone-Free?

One food misconception is that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Though hard to believe, quite a few Americans …

Bagged foods in freezer

Keeping Frost Out of the Freezer

Frost inside your freezer is caused by moisture coming into contact with the coils inside the appliance and freezing. …

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Local Food List Now Available

This list of local food sources is being put together by Cooperative Extension offices across the state. The lists …

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