Monthly Archives: May 2014

Food Safety Tips for Farm Fresh Produce

Fresh vegetables and fruits available at farmers markets, or from a local orchard, can be an important part of our healthy diet. These foods provide fiber, vitamins and minerals to prevent chronic disease, help keep our weight down, and to … Continue reading

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Appetizing Asparagus

  After a winter that seemed to never end, I’m ready for some locally grown fresh vegetables! Asparagus is one of the early producing vegetables and it’s now in season. Did you know that May is National Asparagus Month? Here … Continue reading

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Safe Picnics & Cook-Outs

  Memorial Day Weekend, which traditionally marks the beginning of summer, is almost here and many of you will probably celebrate with picnics and cook-outs. This time of year also marks the re-emergence of some questionable food safety behaviors. If … Continue reading

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CDC Data Shows Foodborne Illness is Still a Problem in the US

Despite new efforts to curb the rates of food poisoning in the United States, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that overall rates are remaining stubbornly steady.  As can be seen in the chart … Continue reading

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