Category: Food Safety

UPCOMING CLASS: Refrigerator Pickles & Freezer Jams

WHAT: Refrigerator Pickles & Freezer Jams DATE: October 9, 2018 TIME: 6-8pm LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville COST: $10/person (cash or check) Learn how to make perfect pickles and fabulous jams without a… Read More

Sizzling Tips for Safe Grilling

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Summer is in full swing in Wakulla County, and with the recent Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, outdoor grilling will be a popular… Read More

4-H Back-to-School Grilling Contest

Wakulla 4-H will hold the Inaugural Back to School BBQ Competition on August 4 at the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Office at 84 Cedar Avenue. Competition entries are due July 21. About the Contest The Back to School BBQ… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

Training Requirement

Preserve Food And Increase Shelf Life

Preserve

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Preserving%20the%20harvest.m4a Springtime in north Florida means sunshine, blooms, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables from the garden.  Having a bumper crop is a good problem, but making sure all that… Read More

Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness, self-protection from fraud,… Read More

Proper Food Storage is a Food Safety Must

wrapping food loosely in aluminum is not a proper food storage practice

One of the key messages during this year’s National Nutrition Month “Go Further with Food” theme involves proper food storage. So much food is wasted each year because it is not stored and handled properly, resulting in spoilage…. Read More

Show Those Leftovers Some Love

Leftovers

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This has many meanings, but one of the most obvious is making food last longer. Last month… Read More

Meal Kits Offer a Convenient Way to Cook Fresh at Home

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County As a single person, I often find it challenging to cook fresh and interesting meals for myself. Sometimes I work long days, and after my nearly hour-long commute home, the last… Read More