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WNC AgOptions Grant Writing Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a grant-writing workshop for farmers interested in applying for a WNC AgOptions …

tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, yellow plastic bag with cherry tomatoes

Food Preservation Workshop

Canning High and Low Acid Foods April 11, 2017 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Community Services Building 25 Riverside Circle Hayesville, NC It may not be …

Learn to Can and Preserve Food!

N.C. Cooperative Extension Presents…more Deadline for registration is Friday, June 22. Click here to register …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Figure 1. Room cooling.

Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Green Beans and Field Peas

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …