The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave ... READ MORE
Many workplaces, schools, and social venues have been shut down. One thing remains: Everyone still needs to eat. It’s more critical than ever to keep domestic farming, ranching and associated food processing, packing, and distribution up and ... READ MORE
Halloween without candy? Ask kids of a certain age, and they would say "unthinkable!". Actually, they might groan/cry/whine at the thought of not getting candy for Halloween. As we get older, getting candy becomes less important as we turn into ... READ MORE
Summer is coming...
Which means vacations are coming too. Travelers may know what to pack and how to prepare. However, some destinations may require planning for things we don't really consider - like food safety.
Food safety practices ... READ MORE
Psst, I have a secret to tell you. Your milk is full of something. They are small, there's a lot of them, and they affect your health. Want to know what it is?
It's nutrients! Good ol' Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Protein, Phosphorus, Magnesium, ... READ MORE
Around this time of year, I usually get questions about how to safely thaw a turkey. It's a big bird...sometimes a REALLY big bird...and thawing it safely can be a challenge if you're buying it frozen. If you don't want to deal with thawing ... READ MORE
How do you clean your kitchen when you're done preparing a meal? Do you wipe down the countertop with soap or another cleaner? Do you use store-bought sanitizing wipes or home-made sanitizer? Or do you do both?
When we are at home, we may ... READ MORE
As you may have heard in the news recently, a massive nationwide egg recall was issued for nine states along the East coast because of potential Salmonella contamination. No doubt, you may be wondering if your eggs are included on the list, ... READ MORE
Did you grow up preserving food? Whether it was by water bath or pressure canning, drying, or freezing, there are multiple ways to preserve food! Even if you don't have the experience, it's never too late to learn. Join us on Thursday, February ... READ MORE
County Fair time is upon us! Some look forward to the rides, some look forward to the food, others look forward to the cute animals. Whatever draws you in, no doubt you'll probably participate in at least two of the three activities.
Spending ... READ MORE