Tomatoes Are A Versatile Food

                  Can you name the top four vegetables? Do you think tomatoes are on the list? Potatoes, lettuce and onions are at the top for the most popular fresh-market vegetables, but the tomato comes in just behind these in fourth place. Chances are, if you are a…
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Sweet Corn Available Year-Round

Do you look forward to roadside food stands with freshly harvested corn on the cob? Sweet corn, whether fresh, canned or frozen, is among the most popular vegetables in the U.S. Sweet corn is a genetic mutation of field corn. That mutation allows sweet corn kernels to store more sugar than field corn. Sweet corn…
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Grow Your Salad Greens

Have you planted any seeds? You still have time to plant some tasty leafy greens, and you can grow them in a flower pot or a garden bed. Leafy greens include lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, kale and arugula. They are easy to grow, prepare and provide a wide variety of nutrients. Growing Leafy greens are…
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5 Tips For Healthy And Safe Outdoor Eating

The sun’s out and the weather’s warm.  Enjoy food in the great outdoors and make some memories for family and friends. Make picnics healthful and safe with these five tips. Go Green: Add some greens and other fruits and veggies to your picnic menu. Try packing fresh-cut vegetables with a low-fat dip or a tossed…
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Take The Summer Food Safety Quiz

   Did you spend some time outdoors? Maybe you grilled some food or enjoyed eating on a deck or patio. Maybe you packed up some food for a picnic in a park. We often move eating and cooking outside when the weather warms. Unfortunately, bacteria grow quickly at warm temperatures, so we need to take precautions…
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