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Health & Nutrition

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.

Cover photo for 2019 Plant Sale

2019 Plant Sale

Hello Mitchell County Gardeners! The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County office is now taking preorders for a variety of …

Keifer Workshop

Come learn how to make milk kefir, a cultured, probiotic dairy beverage similar in taste and texture to yogurt. Making …

Mmm....Apple Butter Season

Apples are one of the delights for this time of the year. Apples are irresistible as snacks or as …

Vegetable Still Plentiful

Gardens have produced an bounty of beautiful vegetables this summer,and there seem to still be plenty of vegetables and …

Canning Tomato Products

Gardens are exploding with ripening tomatoes, and we are all trying to eat and preserve this wonderful fruit. Tomatoes are …

Celebrate With Safe Salsa

“Celebrate with Safe Salsa,” a N.C. Cooperative Extension publication available online, covers the basic information needed to make safe …

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This publication discusses healthy eating during your third trimester of pregnancy.

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This publication discusses healthy eating during your first trimester of pregnancy.

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This brief publication is intended to give you research-based information about positive possibilities for the …

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