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Monthly Digest
July 2019

Two toddlers harvest fresh cucumbers from a raised bed garden with their mother, the bright morning sun shining behind them.
Savory snack, great for the garden and a significant slice of our ag economy. Summer is here, and so are cool, crisp cucumbers!

Growing Cucumbers in Your Home Garden

Cucumbers pack a cool, crisp punch as a healthy snack, salad or pickling project. We'll show you how easy it is to grow your own!
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Tickled About Pickles: The Story of Cucumbers in North Carolina

More than just a satisfying snack, cucumbers and pickles make up a significant slice of North Carolina's agriculture economy. Learn more about our state's pickle industry!
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Make Your Own Fresh-Pack Dill Pickles

Making your own pickles lets you experiment with exciting ingredients and flavors at home. Your perfect pickle awaits, so let's get started!
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Summer Side Items

The 4th of July may have come and gone, but summer is just getting started! Fresh produce, farmers markets and family gatherings await. Check out some of our latest videos and take advantage of one of the most food-friendly seasons.
Close up of hands holding a watermelon with text laid over the image that reads "picking and storing melons."
Ever thumped a melon to test if it's fresh? Trust us, there are better ways! We'll show you how to quickly confirm if a watermelon or cantaloupe are ripe and ready!
A woman with an apron on is preparing fresh vegetables and fruits on a kitchen counter with an iPad set up in the middle for guidance.
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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