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Final Produce Safety Training Set for Dec. 5

AUBURN, Ala. — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct the final Produce Safety training workshop of 2017 on Dec. 5 in Mobile. A new produce safety rule focusing on setting the first-ever federal regulatory standards for production, harvest and handling of fruits and vegetables will subject growers to inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Alabama Department ... Read More »

What is available at fall farmers markets

AUBURN, Ala. – As the weather gets colder and the fall months push on, farmers market shoppers are left to question what is still available at their favorite markets. Within the last few years, the nearly 200 Alabama markets have seen a dramatic rise in popularity. Due to this increase, farmers are finding new ways to stay competitive and offer shoppers products year-round. ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Eating Organic Produce: The Facts

  Auburn, Ala.– Organic food has become a phenomena in the past decade with images of clean and friendly farmers on our televisions. Slogans such as  “Buy local,” “Don’t panic, it’s organic,” are on the walls of  local grocery stores across America.  Research, the most important aspect of organic food,  isn’t talked about. Research shows that there are no significant health ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Conducting Grant Workshop to Support Local Foods

farmers market grant workshop

AUBURN, Ala. – A free workshop designed to help Alabama farmers and others develop grant applications will be held Friday, April 1, in Selma. Sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the workshop will focus on effective grant writing strategies for USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) programs such as the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program and the Local Food Promotion Program. ... Read More »

Make the Most of Fresh Produce

It’s National Farmers Market Week! Refresh your memory with tips and tricks on selecting and handling the bounty you will bring home from the market. The 16th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 2- 8 and with the many farmers markets in Alabama, there are an abundance of great places to find fresh, locally grown produce. A recent publication from ... Read More »

Food Friday: Summer Squash

Many gardeners in central Alabama are already catching a glimpse of cheery yellow squash ripening in the garden. Right now, squash cooked with butter, bacon and onion sounds like a delicious side dish, but as the summer wears on, your tastebuds might like a little deviation from the norm. Since squash plants produce all summer long, try incorporating these recipes ... Read More »