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The Union County Center Local Foods contact is Aaron Moore.

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March 2021 Extension Events

This month’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County community bulletin board is full of fun, educational activities for the entire …

Sweet Basil Leaves

What Is Sweet Basil?

One of the easiest herbs to grow is sweet basil. This herb will add tremendous flavor to your meals, …

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FCS@Home: Preserving Soups!

Nothing soothes the soul when cool weather hits like a nice hot bowl of soup, especially when it’s homemade …

Figs

FCS@Home: Figs

One of my favorite treats as a child was delicious fig bars. They were always my favorite afternoon snack …

Heirloom Tomatoes

FCS@Home: Heirloom Vegetables

Have you ever heard of heirloom vegetables? According to our friends at the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, heirloom …

Produce box filled with peppers, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, eggplant and watermelon

Shop Local Foods!

Good morning everyone! This is Rachael Holzman, Local Foods Intern with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Union County Center. As we progress …

Tomatoes, squash and green beans on table at farmers market

Local Foods Council Seeks Input

Union County Government is collaborating with several organizations, including Wingate University – The Collaborative for the Common Good and …

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Meet Our Local Foods Intern

Hi everyone, this is Rachael Holzman, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Union County Center Local Foods Intern. I am a …

Bushel of Peaches

FCS@Home - North Carolina Peaches

Warm summertime means delicious peaches from June to September. That’s right! Peaches are a great healthy snack to cool …

Watermelon in Hand

Cool Down With Watermelon!

What’s a great way to cool you down in the hot weather? How about watermelon? Watermelon is a delicious …

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FCS@Home: It's Strawberry Season!

This season, North Carolina is in for an abundance of yummy strawberries. Strawberries are a delicious warm-weather fruit, that …

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