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Collecting and Storing Seeds

What is the best way to save seeds of open pollinated plants that you collect? First, collect seeds from healthy plants as plant viruses will spread to seedlings from infected seeds. Make sure the seeds are mature when harvested, and this i…

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Preparing & Storing Breast Milk: Tips for Child Care Providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies breast milk as a food, not a bodily fluid. Learn the proper methods for preparing, storing, and warming breast milk.

Breast Milk Preparation

Always wash hands well …

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Buying, Storing & Preparing Fresh Vegetables

Whether you grow your own produce or buy it at a farmers market or grocery store, fruits and vegetables are a colorful, tasty, and healthy part of our diets. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that we cons…

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Handling and Preserving Seafood from Water to Table

Nearly 35 percent of all seafood caught in the United States is caught by marine sport fishermen. In fact, studies show sport fishermen often seek the same species as commercial fishermen. Most sport fishermen eat what they catch; therefore…

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Smoking Alabama Seafood

People have used smoking to preserve red meat, poultry, and seafood for thousands of years. Worldwide, smoking still ranks alongside salting and drying as one of the most used forms of food preservation. In the United States and some other …

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Grilling Alabama Seafood

On any warm evening from spring through autumn, Alabama families take part in a generations-old tradition: the backyard cookout. Besides simply being a means of preparing food, “cooking out” or grilling can also be a form of recreation …

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Urban EFNEP

…nts will learn how to:

Make wise food choices
Apply food safety skills when purchasing, preparing, cooking, and storing foods
Purchase safe foods
Promote good health and fitness through nutrition and wellness

Goals

Hel…

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Urban SNAP-Ed

…ices
Utilize healthy meal preparation methods
Apply food safety techniques when selecting, preparing, cooking and storing foods
Utilize money saving tips to purchase healthy foods on a limited budget

Focused on:

Basic nutri…

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A Safe Turkey Is Critical This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The best turkey for the holiday table is the one that’s been prepared safely. Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension regional food safety and quality agent, offers information on making sure your holiday turkey is …

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Acidify Tomatoes to Prevent Botulism, Bacterial Concerns

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Many tomato varieties grown today are not as acidic as varieties grown in years past. The USDA recommends acidifying tomatoes before canning to avoid health concerns.

Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension food …

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Freeze Vegetables This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, people can freeze fresh produce from the local…

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Be Safe and Smart With Pesticides

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Summer is here in full force, bringing with it much warmer weather. With the rising summer temperatures, many pests may start causing problems in gardens and landscapes. Before attempting to control with pesticid…

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Drying Fruits at Home

Drying is the oldest method of preserving fruits. Instead of canning or freezing, most fruits can be dried. It is easy and can also be the least expensive method. Many fruits can be stored for 6 months to a year.

Selectin…

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