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It’s Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal

     Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS Extension University of Florida By Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways to… Read More

Summer Food Safety Tips

7 Super Summer Food Safety Tips from Fight BAC! Summer’s warm weather may be ideal for outdoor eating, but it also provides a perfect environment for harmful pathogens in food to multiply rapidly!  Fight BAC! ® and reduce… Read More

Last Chance to Register for Cooking Day Camp!

Don’t miss your chance to join us for the 4-H Cooking Camp! Next Monday, June 22, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for registration! The 4-H Cooking Day Camp will be held June 24 through 26, 2015 (Wednesday through… Read More

What’s in Season Now?

Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County. Summer is the perfect time for tropical fruit! Luckily, there are several varieties available fresh from Florida–one of them is guava! Some may… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Summer Break is almost here! Beat the heat and keep the kids entertained with a melon carving party! Closely related to pumpkins, melons are fun and easy to carve. So, dust off the melon baller (or your pumpkin… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Surprise your family tonight with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables! Spend time with your kids and celebrate by making broccoli or spinach shamrocks. There are all sorts of fun, creative, ideas you and… Read More

Preparing for the Canning Season

            In addition to planting your spring garden and reviewing the latest food safety materials, you should consider having your pressure canner gauge tested. Today’s pressure canner may have a dial gauge for indicating… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! 2015 has officially arrived, and what better way to start the new year than with fresh produce–from right here in Florida! Make sure to get your Fresh From Florida shopping list to know what locally… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to impress your sweetheart than with a home-cooked meal–using fresh Florida produce! Your February shopping list is here! Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III… Read More