NC State Extension

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 http://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/

Winter Products

Months – December, January, February Garden
Connection
Infomation
Sheet
Video Featured
Chef’s Recipe
Collards
December 2014
Collards
Dark Leafy Greens
Collards & Kale Collards Video Collard Greens
Eggs
January 2015
Backyard Chickens Eggs Info. Eggs Video Egg Custard
Beef
February 2015
NC Beef Beef Info. Beef Video London Broil
Marinated Top Steak
Pecans
December 2015
Growing Pecans  Pecans Pecan Video Chefs Recipes Pecans
Collards
January 2016
Growing Collards  Collards Collards Video Chef Recipes Collards
Bison
February 2016
Bison Bison Video Chef Recipe
Bison
Turnips
December 2016
Growing Turnips Turnips Fact Sheet Turnips Video Chef Recipe Turnips
Lamb
January 2017
Lamb Lamb Fact Sheet
Safe Handling of Lamb
Lamb Video Chef Recipe Grilled Lamb Chops
Livermush
February 2017
Livermush Video
Goat Cheese
December 2017
January 2018
Brussel Sprouts February 2018

Spring

Months – March, April, May Garden Connection Information Sheet Video Featured Chef’s Recipes
Tomatoes
March 2015
Growing
Tomatoes
Tomato Fact
Sheet
Tomato
Video
Chef Recipes
Tomatoes
Foothills Farmers Mkt.
April 2015
Foothills
Farmers
Market
Asparagus
May 2015
Growing
Asparagus
Asparagus
Fact Sheet
Asparagus
Video
Chef Recipes
Asparagus
Kale
March 2016
Growing
Kale
Kale Fact Sheet 1
Kale Fact Sheet 2
Kale
Video
Chef Recipes Kale
Trout
April 2016
Raising Trout Trout Fact Sheet Trout Video Chef Recipes Trout
Strawberries
May 2016
Growing 
Strawberries
Strawberry Fact Sheet Strawberry Video Chef Recipes Strawberries
Bread
March 2017
Bread Video
Swiss Chard
April 2017
Growing Swiss Chard Swiss Chard Fact Sheet Swiss Chard Video Chef Recipe Swiss Chard
Broccoli
May 2017
Growing Broccoli Broccoli Fact Sheet 1
Sheet 2
Broccoli Video Chef Recipe Broccoli

Summer

Months – June, July, August Garden Connection Information Sheet Video Featured Chef’s Recipes
Blackberries
June 2015
Growing
Blackberries
Blackberry 
Fact Sheet
Blackberry
Video
Chef Recipes
Blackberries
Corn
July 2015
Growing Corn Corn Fact Sheet Corn Video Chef Recipes Corn
Okra
August 2015
 Okra Okra Fact Sheet Okra Video Chef Recipes Okra 1
Okra 2
Mushrooms
June 2016
 Mushrooms Mushroom Fact Sheet Mushroom Video Chef Recipes Mushrooms
Green Beans
July 2016
Green Beans Green Bean Fact Sheet Green Bean Video Chef Recipes Green Beans
Melons
August 2016
 Melons Melon Fact Sheet Melon Video Chef Recipes Melons
Blueberries
June 2017
 Blueberries Blueberry Fact Sheet Blueberry Video Chef Recipes Blueberries
Honey
July 2017
Beekeeping & Honey Production Is Honey the Same as Sugar?
Honey vs Sugar
Honey Video
Summer Squash
August 2017
Summer Squash Summer Squash Fact Sheet
Zucchini Fact Sheet
Summer Squash Video

Fall

Months – September, October, November Garden
Connection
Info
Sheet
Video Featured
Chef’s Recipe
Sweet Potatoes
November 2014
Growing Sweet
Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potato
Video
Sweet Potato
Pie Recipe
Peaches
September 2015
Growing Peaches Peaches Peach Video Chef Recipes Peaches
Apples
October 2015
Growing Apples Apple Basics
Steps to Health Apple Fact Sheet
Apple Video Chef Recipes Apples
Pork
November 2015
Raising Pigs  Pork Pork Video Chef Recipes Pork
Muscadines
September 2016
Muscadines
Muscadine Family Activity Guide
 Muscadines Muscadine Video Chef Recipes Muscadines
Butternut Squash
October 2016
Butternut Squash Butternut Squash Fact Sheet Butternut Squash Video Chef Recipes Butternut Squash
Sweet Potatoes
November 2016
Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potato Video Chef Recipes Sweet Potatoes
Crowder Peas
September 2017
 Crowder Peas Crowder Peas Crowder Peas Video Chef Recipes Crowder Peas
Peppers
October 2017
 Peppers Peppers Fact Sheet 1
Fact Sheet 2
Peppers Video Chef Recipes Peppers
Chicken
November 2017
Raising Chickens Chicken Fact Sheet Chicken Video Chef Recipes Chicken

Written By

Annie ThompsonCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (704) 482-4365 (Office) annie_thompson@ncsu.eduCleveland County, North Carolina
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