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The Hyde County Center Local Foods contact is CatieJo Black.

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Pressure Canning Class 2022

Join Hyde County’s FCS agent in a hands-on workshop learning how to pressure can! Low acid foods (high in …

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Dehydrating Class 2022

Are you looking for a different technique to preserve foods? Let’s get together and learn about dehydrating and how …

Produce Classes 2022

Summer 2022 Preservation Classes

Spring is here, which means summer is coming! While your gardens aren’t yet ready for harvesting, we are making …

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Venison Jerky Class 2021

Venison Jerky Class is BACK! Did you miss last year’s class or looking for a refresher? Join Hyde County’s FCS …

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Link Sausage Class

Join Hyde County’s FCS Agent to learn how to operate a meat grinder and prepare venison for link sausage! …

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Canning Wild Game Meat Class

Join Hyde County’s FCS Agent to learn how to safely operate a pressure canner, allowing preservation of your wild …

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Dehydrating Class (Herbs)

Have you planted an herb garden but aren’t able to utilize all the herbs before the plant gets out …

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Pickling Class

Pickling foods creates a tasty product using salt, spices, vinegar and/or sugar. The acidic environment in pickling is important …

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Youth Snack Day! With FCS

We all get hungry! Ever get stuck trying to decide on what to eat though? Let’s make some snacks …

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Freeze to Preserve Classes

One of the simplest and most cost-effective methods to preserve produce and meat is by freezing. While this may …

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Pressure Canning Classes

Join Hyde County’s FCS agent in a hands-on workshop learning how to pressure can! Low acid foods (high in …

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Summer Preservation Classes

Summer is here! Home gardens are beginning to produce harvests, and road side stands are starting to fill up. …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam Classes

It’s strawberry season! Let’s get together and learn a simple, yet delicious, preservation method of making jam. We will …

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Blessing Box in Engelhard

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Hyde County reached out to the Engelhard Christian Church last year with the idea of building …

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