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Monthly Digest
November 2020

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Season of changes...

There may be no better time than fall to experience North Carolina agriculture, from farm-fresh foods and famous Southern cuisine, to corn mazes and pumpkin patches (following social distancing guidelines, of course)!

It's also a time to give thanks, and we're immensely grateful for you. During these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure is that we'll do whatever we can to continue providing practical, science-based solutions that help get you through each day.

If this is your first visit with us, make sure to subscribe and view our newsletter archive to get caught up (and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to cover). Now on to this month's videos!


Coming Out of the Shell: North Carolina Peanuts

If you come across cocktail or in-shell peanut products pretty much anywhere in the U.S., they likely were grown in North Carolina. Find out how!
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Agritourism in North Carolina

A hybrid of agriculture and tourism, agritourism is a way to immerse yourself in the beauty and splendor of North Carolina agriculture - and it's a growing industry for farmers across our state.
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The Perfect Pickled Peaches

Did you ever pick that perfect peach that you just wish would last forever? We'll show you how to preserve one of summer's sweetest treats.
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How That Chicken Got to Market

We're not sure why the chicken crossed the road, but we'll show you how it got from the hatchery to your home!
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Fish Tacos With Avocado-Mango Salsa

Discover how to combine traditional ingredients from Hispanic cuisine with a few non-traditional items to create simple, savory fish tacos!
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Growing Japanese Maples

Despite their delicate appearance, Japanese maples are surprisingly easy to grow. Learn how to add brilliant color to your landscape.
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Cotton: The Fabric of Our State

In North Carolina, cotton is king, and it touches your life in more ways than you might think. Discover how cotton is woven into our daily lives and the impact it has on our state.
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Can I Plant the Seeds from My Fresh Produce?

Have you been thinking about growing a fruit or vegetable garden with the extra time at home? You might have the key ingredients sitting in your kitchen right now!
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Bee, Wasp or Fly? Identifying N.C. Bees

The sound of buzzing can create a variety of responses in people. Whether you're looking for peace of mind or looking to welcome new guests in your garden, we'll help you name that insect.
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Treating for Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators

Mosquitoes are a real pain, but is it possible to keep them at bay while protecting pollinators? Learn how to keep pollinators safe while keeping mosquitoes away in this episode.
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Holiday Food Safety
Video Series

Make sure your holiday feast is happy and healthy this year with research-based food safety tips for prepping your prized poultry, serving sides, storing leftovers and more!
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Got Food Safety Questions?

NC State Extension's Safe Plates Food Safety Information Center provides real, science-based food safety information to help people make safer food choices. Whether you have questions about the impact of COVID-19 on holiday gatherings or you're curious if the 5-second rule is legit, the Safe Plates crew has you covered!

Connect with @SafePlatesFSIC via
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Email to ask questions and follow their daily posts. Find more science-based COVID-19 Food Safety Resources from NC State Extension experts.
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