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A Very Local Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 3, 2022 Robeson County Farmers Market 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Corner of 8th and Elm Streets, Lumberton Shop Local, Eat …

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Mommy and Me

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 26, and June 7, 14 and 21, 2022, 1:30 p.m. UNCP Office for Regional Initiatives 115 Livermore …

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Overcoming a Picky Eater

As a parent, grandparent, or even an aunt or uncle, you may be concerned with what and how a …

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Small Farms Week

HELP US BRING A MEAL TO LOCAL FAMILIES Our goal is to provide ONE complete meal to at least TEN …

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Hpai

I’m sure you have heard talk or concern about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), sometimes called the avian flu …

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Is Chocolate a Vegetable?

One of the most chocolate celebrated days is here. For as long as I can remember, Valentine’s Day has …

Muscadine workshop information flier

Muscadine Culture and Pruning Workshop

Topics covered during this workshop will include trellising, training, and pruning vines; recommended varieties and cultivars; fertilization recommendations; and …

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Better Blueberries 101

As a homeowner, would you like to know how to increase your harvest and the size of your blueberries? …

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It’s Turkey Time

Thanksgiving is this coming week! After Thursday we will be sprinting towards the next big holiday (according to retail …

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Don't Be a Turkey About Food Safety

If you regularly read North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center’s news column, you know we usually talk turkey …

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