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Monthly Digest
October 2019

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It's fall in North Carolina, breathe it in! There may be no better time to explore N.C. agriculture, from pumpkin patches and corn fields, to local crop festivals and farmers markets. A veritable cornucopia of outdoor opportunities and good food (like our crisp Cucumber and Apple Salad) awaits.

Speaking of which, we hope you enjoy this month's videos from our latest journeys across the state!

Getting to Know Gourds

What's a cornucopia without classic ornamental gourds? Find out how long these fall favorites will keep.
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Quick Pumpkin Cooking Tips

Learn how to quickly and easily prep a pumpkin for cooking with a microwave, oven or crock pot.
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“I Love Farming”: Extension and the Small Farmer

North Carolina is home to more than 40,000 farms, which contribute to our $87 billion agriculture industry. Many of these farms are small, family-owned operations like Tater Hill Farm.
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Vermicompost Makes Your Garden Grow

You may already know about composting and how you can recycle organic items like foods or leaves into a rich soil. But you may be missing out on a special ingredient: worms!
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Meet the Muscadine: The Grape of the South

Muscadine grapes are a southern specialty. Native to North Carolina, muscadines are easy to grow, and they burst with flavor and nutrients. Allow us to introduce you!
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It's the Great Gourds Series

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How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
With Halloween just around the corner, you'll want to choose the perfect pumpkins and know how to store them – no one wants rotting pumpkins staining the porch or smelling up the house! Read more »

In need of a pumpkin and still looking for that most sincere patch? Search for local pumpkins by county at N.C. Farm Fresh.
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Quick Pumpkin Cooking Tips

Learn how to quickly and easily prep a pumpkin for cooking with a microwave, oven or crock pot.

Watch and learn »
Hands holding a green gourd with an orange patch of color on it
Getting to Know Gourds

What's a cornucopia without classic ornamental gourds? Find out how long these fall favorites will keep.

Watch and learn »
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Use #NCStateHomegrown when sharing your best recipes or garden pics for a chance to be featured. We love seeing your work!
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