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Holiday Gifts

Giving a special gift of food during the holidays is a great way to put your home food preservation …

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The Art of Fermentation

The Art of Fermentation is designed for anyone interested in learning more about safely fermenting at home. We will …

Fall 2018 Healthy Family Newsletter

Want to know what’s happening with Family and Consumer Sciences in Macon County? Julie Sawyer, Area Extension Agent, Family …

NC Safe Plates

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Macon County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Julie Sawyer will be offering a two-day NC …

Canning 101

Interested in learning the basics of canning? This hands on Canning 101 class is just for you. The class …

NC Safe Plates

Macon County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Julie Sawyer will be offering a two day NC Safe …

North Carolina Safe Plates

Macon County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Julie Sawyer will be offering a two day NC Safe …

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NC Safe Plates

— Written By Julie Sawyer North Carolina Cooperative Extension has a new option for North Carolina food service managers wishing to meet …

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Safely Preserving Food at Home

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home food preserver, following tested food safety principles when preserving food …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Part 5: References

This publication lists the references used in parts 1-4 of the Postharvest Handling and Cooling …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

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 …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …