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Homemade Fruit Rolls

Fruit leathers are homemade fruit rolls. They are a tasty, chewy, dried fruit product. Fruit leathers are made by …

Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

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Med Instead of Meds Class Series

Med Instead of Meds, a series of Informational/Cooking Classes, led by Dominque Simon, Family & Consumer Science Agent, will …

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2018 Strawberry Festival Recipes

Here’s a link to some delicious recipes from the 2018 Franklin County Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest competition that took …

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Women in Agriculture Monthly Meeting

“Am I in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act selling my local produce?” Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Are you interested …

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Cooking for Crowds

Are you planning to prepare food for a large group of people as part of a fundraiser or another …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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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 …