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Cleveland County Kitchen

Cleveland County Kitchen is a collaboration between N.C. Cooperative Extension and Cleveland Community College to showcase local farmers and local foods. A monthly cable television show takes a featured product from farm to table. A research-based companion fact sheet helps consumers learn about the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables and incorporating them into delicious, nutritious meals. Our goal is to educate citizens from Cleveland County and beyond about the importance of local foods to our economy, health, environment, and quality of life. For more information, please call the Cleveland County Extension Center at 704-482-4365 or visit our web site

Month Garden Connection Product/Info. Sheet Video Featured Chef’s Recipe
November 2014
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Video Sweet Potato Pie and Dough
December 2014
Collards Dark Leafy Greens Collards & Kale Video Collard Greens
January 2015
Keeping Garden Chickens in NC EGGS Video Egg Custard
February 2015 NC Beef Beef Video
London Broil
Marinated Top Round Steak
March 2015 NC Tomatoes Tomatoes Video Marinara Sauce, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Tomato Pie
April 2015 Foothills Farmers Market City Pavilion Grand Opening N/A
May 2015 Asparagus Asparagus Video Roasted Asparagus & Garlic Salad, Creamy Asparagus Soup
June 2015 Blackberries Blackberries Video Blackberry Tea, Syrup and Dressing
July 2015 Growing Corn Corn Video Corn Muffins & Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa
August 2015 Okra Okra Video Okra & Tomatoes
Fried Okra
Peaches Peach Fact Sheet Video Peach Appetizers & Peach Salad
Apples Apple Basics Fact Sheet
Steps To Health Apple Fact Sheet
Video Chef’s Recipe Apples
November 2015 Raising Pigs Pork Fact Sheet Video Chef’s Recipe Pork
December 2015 Growing Pecans Pecans Video Chef’s Recipes Pecans
January 2016 Collards Collards Video Chef’s Recipe Collards
February 2016 Bison Bison Fact Sheet Video Chef’s Recipe Bison
March 2016 Kale Kale Fact Sheet
Kale Fact Sheet #2
Video Chef’s Recipes Kale
April 2016 Trout Trout2016 Fact Sheet Video Chefs Recipes Trout
May 2016 Strawberries Strawberries Fact Sheet StrawberryChef’s Recipes May 2016
June 2016 Mushrooms Mushroom Fact Sheet Video Chimichurri Marinated Mushrooms & Sauteed Mushrooms
July 2016 Green Beans Green Beans 2016 Fact Sheet Video Chefs green bean recipe
August 2016 Melons Melon Fact Sheet Melon Chef’s Recipes August 2016
September 2016 Muscadines
Muscadine Family Activity Guide
Muscadine Fact Sheet Video Chef’s Recipes Muscadines
October 2016 Butternut Squash Butternut Squash Fact Sheet Video Creamy Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and SpinachChefsrecipe
November 2016 Sweet Potatoes sweetpotatoes11916 Video Chefs sweetpotato 11916 recipe
December 2016 Turnips Turnips 2016 Fact Sheet Video Glazed Turnips
January 2017 Lamb Lamb Fact Sheet
Safe Handling of Lamb
Video Chefs recipe Grilled Lamb Chops
February 2017 Livermush Livermush Fact Sheet Video
March 2017 Bread Bread Fact Sheet Video
April 2017 Swiss Chard Swiss Chard Fact Sheet Video
May 2017 Broccoli Broccoli Fact Sheet 1
Broccoli Fact Sheet 2
June 2017 Blueberries Blueberries Fact Sheet Video
July 2017 Beekeeping & Honey Production Is Honey the Same as Sugar?
Honey vs Sugar
August 2017 Summer Squash

Child Nutrition Fruit and Vegetable Factsheets

Zucchini Factsheet

September 2017 Crowder Peas crowder peas cathy noell recipes
October 2017 Peppers Pepper fact sheet
Pepper fact sheet 2
peppers cathy noell recipes
November 2017 Raising Chickens lemon garlic roasted chicken recipe 2017