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Catawba County Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program

Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) – Food and Nutrition

Hickory Farmer's Market

Hickory Farmer’s Market

Program Vision: All Catawba County residents will have access to user-friendly, research-based knowledge that when applied will improve health and well-being.

Program Goal: The goal of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is to educate the public about the importance of making healthy choices to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and to promote safe food handling practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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Food Safety Manager Certification Training & Exam

Safe Plates for Food Managers

May 21st – 22nd
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Catawba County Agricultural Resource Center
Cost $140   Registration required


Start a food business in Catawba County

Farm to Fork recipe page

National Center for Home Food Preservation 

Food Safety Portal (NC State)

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