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Local Foods

The Tyrrell County Center Local Foods contact is Natalie Wayne.

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A Healthy Taste of Mexico!

Mexican food is as diverse as it is delicious, but how healthy is it? Traditional recipes are healthier than …

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Part 2 - Meal Prep 101

Tips and Tricks for a Better Meal Prep Experience: It may be difficult at first and take a little more …

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Meal Prep 101

Always wanted to be a meal prepper, but never got around to doing it? What supplies do you need? …

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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Who has an abundance of zucchini in your garden, raise your hand? Who has an abundance of zucchini in …

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Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad Ingredients 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned 3 large tomatoes, diced 1 large onion, diced ¼ cup chopped fresh basil ¼ cup …

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Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

We’re in hurricane season and have already had several named storms. According to experts, this perhaps will be an …

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Dine With Your Dog

Our furbabies are part of the family! They are there for us when we’re happy, sad, lonely or need …

Avoiding Food Waste

Avoid food waste by preserving your food through freezing, dehydrating, hot water bath canning, or pressure canning. Avoiding Food …

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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …