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The Jones County Center Local Foods contact is Jacob Morgan.

Visit NC Farms

Visit NC Farms - Jones County

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center is helping farms and agritourism businesses connect to visitors and customers through the …

Garden Camp

Jones County Garden Camp

Garden Camp 2022 On July 26th and 28th, six Jones County 4-H’ers attended 4-H Garden Camp at the Filling Station …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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How to Make Fermented Pickles

Interested in fermenting food? Start by making delicious fermented pickles that will be ready within 3-4 weeks. Fermented Pickles Recipe Yields 1-gallon …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

A lot of the guidance around preventing spread of COVID-19 says to clean and disinfect surfaces. But what does …

Washing Produce

With COVID-19 Is Produce Safe?

You may be wondering if the produce you are buying is safe for consumption in regards to COVID-19. The …

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