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Farm Market Food Safety

It’s summertime in Ohio and who doesn’t enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farm market? Fresh fruits and vegetables are both nutritious and delicious. According to recommendations from choosemyplate.gov, we should make ½ of our plate at every … Continue reading

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Food Safety in the Outdoors

It’s that time of year when people want to enjoy the outdoors. If you are planning a day of hiking or just an outdoor picnic, here are some tips to keep in mind. Easy Foods to Pack Peanut butter Juice … Continue reading

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Food Safety and Pregnancy

Food safety is important for everyone. But, there are a couple of important considerations when you are pregnant. Your immune system changes during pregnancy making you and your unborn child at higher risk for a foodborne illness. Pathogens which are … Continue reading

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Cleaning Your Freezer

How long has it been since you cleaned your freezer?  I mean – take everything out – CLEAN YOUR FREEZER!  Whether it is manual defrost or frost-free, it should be cleaned out at least once a year. Follow these steps: … Continue reading

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Safe Handling of Leftovers

When your holiday feast is over, be sure to handle the leftovers quickly and carefully. Any perishable food that is left from your dinner should be refrigerated or frozen within 2 hours from the time the meal is served. Divide … Continue reading

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Food Safety after a Summer Storm

Summer storms can bring power outages.  When power is out over a period of several hours or even days, food can spoil in the refrigerator and freezer. BE PREPARED Plan ahead for a possible power outage. Keep your freezer as … Continue reading

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Time for Strawberry Jam!

The strawberry patch is bursting with berries! You have eaten about as many berries as possible and are trying to decide what else to do with them. How about making some strawberry jam? It is a simple and easy process. … Continue reading

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