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Extravaganza highlights local produce

LUMBERTON — Locally grown produce and food dishes featuring it will be on display Saturday during the eighth annual Summer Extravaganza.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center and the Robeson County Farmers Market have teamed up to make the event happen from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Robeson County Farmers Market at Eighth and Elm streets in Lumberton.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Cooperative Extension staff members who will share free samples of recipes prepared with produce donated by area farmers. Local produce and recipes made with local products will be sold at the market. Free samples of food prepared using the recipes will be provided.

Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to create potted plant arrangements. Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program assistants will demonstrate how to cook stir-fry.

For more information, contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent, or Mack Johnson, Extension Horticultural agent, at 910-671-3276.

Staff report