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Monthly Digest
December 2020

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Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season!

From all of Homegrown and NC State Extension, we wish you and yours a safe and joyful holiday season. While 2020 has been full of challenges, we hope our videos have benefited you in some way this year it's been a privilege to play a small role in your lives.

May you find peace and comfort during these daunting times, and know that we'll continue to provide practical, research-backed tips and tools in 2021 and beyond. We can’t wait to share more tasty and nutritious recipes, help you learn what’s in season and how to grow it, and introduce you to more of the folks who feed our families next year!

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Planting Fruit Trees in the Home Landscape

Next time you're craving a crisp apple or peach, wouldn't it be nice if you could just stroll over to a veritable fruit factory in your own back yard?
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How to Celebrate the Holidays During a Pandemic

Thanksgiving will look a little different in 2020 amidst COVID-19, but our food safety experts share tips and tools to help keep you and your loved ones safe (and stuffed) this holiday season.
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Avoid Insect Invaders in Your Home This Winter

Bears aren't the only animals who hibernate for the winter. Certain insect invaders like to stay cozy during the cold months too - in your nice warm home!
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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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Holiday Grab Bag,
From Us to You

We've made our list, and checked it twice, now you're gonna find out how to safely serve a family feast, support friends and neighbors with your holiday shopping, and make the most of this merriest of seasons!
Discover expert tips to help you care for and preserve the perfect poinsettias this holiday season! Read more or watch now.
Check out our Holiday Food Safety Series for more research-based tips to keep your family safe and stuffed!

Got Food Safety Questions?

NC State Extension's Safe Plates Food Safety Information Center provides practical, science-based guidance to help you make safer food choices. Whether you're concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on holiday gatherings or you're curious if the 5-second rule is legit, Safe Plates is your go-to source!

Connect with @SafePlatesFSIC via
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Email. Find more science-based COVID-19 Food Safety Resources from NC State Extension.
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