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Monthly Digest
June 2019

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Agriculture's roots extend throughout our daily lives, providing fruitful, unexpected benefits.

N.C. Agriculture: Feeding Families, Growing the Economy

Agriculture may be out of sight and out of mind at times, but it's ever-present in our daily lives. And as an $87 billion industry, N.C. agriculture should never be taken for granted.
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Kale and Napa Cabbage Slaw

Napa cabbage paired with kale and a zesty dressing make eating the Med way easy and delicious. Watch for the recipe and learn the chiffonade slicing technique as a bonus!
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Growing Rhododendrons in North Carolina

Rhododendrons grace the mountains with colorful flowers, but new heat-tolerant varieties make it possible to grow this garden beauty across North Carolina.
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How to Cook Seared Salmon

Cooking fish may seem intimidating, but it's easier than you think to whip up a quick, healthy salmon dish.
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Open carton of eggs with a question in text: "How can you tell a good egg from a bad egg?"
Eggs can last 4-5 weeks when refrigerated, but why take the risk? Use this quick test to determine if your eggs are fresh enough to eat. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Last one to watch is a rotten egg!

Enjoy a Safe Summer of Food!

Summer and food go together like strawberries and cream. From Memorial Day through the 4th of July and Labor Day, opportunities abound to reap the bountiful benefits of farmers markets, fresh produce and family gatherings!

Check out a few of our food safety videos to make the most of it - wash your hands first!

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