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Monthly Digest
February 2020

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It's February, and love is in the air...

Whether it's our year-round agricultural offerings, diverse cultural cuisine or gardening-friendly weather, what's not to love? We're fortunate in North Carolina to be blessed with an embarrassment of riches.

It makes our lives a lot easier at Homegrown, where we strive to help you learn what’s in season, how it’s grown and how you can safely enjoy it with tasty, nutritious recipes. We hope you'll check out our latest videos, like how to keep those Valentine's flowers fresher for longer you're gonna love them!

Super Simple Guacamole Dip

No Super Bowl party (or arguably any other party, for that matter) is complete without a creamy guacamole dip. It's a foolproof fan favorite!
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Keep Your Cut Flowers Fresh for Longer

There’s something about fresh flowers that makes any occasion or setting more special. Check out our expert tips that will help make your flowers last longer!
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A Sweet (Potato) Success Story for North Carolina

If you've enjoyed a sweet potato in the last 40 years, it's probably from North Carolina. Learn more about these sweet spuds and how NC State helped grow the industry into a global powerhouse.
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Savory Popcorn and Pretzel Snack Mix

Whether you're prepping an after-school snack, lunchbox baggie or a party bowl for the big game, check out this classic combo with a savory twist.
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Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Your Kids Will Love

This simple, nutritious snack takes only a few minutes to prep and can easily be stored in resealable bags for after-school snacks, travel treats or an anytime finger food that your kids will love!
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The Safe Way to Enjoy Eggnog This Winter

Whether your family has a secret recipe that's been passed down for generations - or if you just Googled one last night - our food safety specialist shares simple steps to help you add a dash of safety to your eggnog.
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Super Simple Snacks to Save the Day

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Whether you're prepping an after-school snack, lunchbox baggie or a party bowl for the Oscars, you'll want to check out our collection of savory snack ideas and food safety tips!

Here's a quick sampler platter... View more »
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