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Alabama Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

AUBURN, Ala.—Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring berry and fruit crops. Temperatures Did Not Ruin Peach Crop Gary Gray, a commercial horticulture agent with ... Read More »

Freezing Temperatures Threaten Strawberry, Peach Crops

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AUBURN, Ala.—The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry and peach growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both fruits are making preparations to protect their crops from frost and freezing temperatures. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Commercial Horticulturist, Dr. Elina Coneva, specializes in commercial fruit crops production. Coneva said growers throughout the state are implementing protective measures ... Read More »

Patio strawberries: Fast food on your doorstep

Auburn, Alabama—If the calendar and weather weren’t reminder enough, the pollen reminds us all that spring has finally begun in the South. With spring comes the chance to recommit to eating healthier. Maybe you forgot about your New Year’s resolution, maybe you just haven’t been incorporating fresh foods into your diet. Roosevelt Robinson has advice on doing just that. “Growing ... Read More »

A Sweet Surprise for Valentines Day

AUBURN, Ala. – With the holiday of hearts right around the corner, try impressing your significant other by making them a sweet surprise in the kitchen. Try these two recipes that will surely sweep them off their feet. Strawberry Cheesecake Butter-flavor vegetable cooking spray 1 10 ounce package frozen slices strawberries 1 3 ounce package strawberry flavored gelatin 1 cup ... Read More »

Food Friday: Honey, Honey

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September is National Honey Month! Many Food Friday followers have seen the honey-based recipes throughout the month as we celebrate pollinators and recognize their delicious contribution to society. In celebration, two of our beekeeping regional Extension agents have shared their favorite honey-filled recipes. Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Dani Carroll said Honey Dip, her favorite, is always a crowd pleaser — ... Read More »

Cool Weather May Extend Strawberry Season

Relentless bands of rain pounded strawberry crops, threatening to leave them underwater and forcing harvest to begin several weeks late. A cold, cloudy wet spring has had strawberry farmers concerned about this spring’s crop, but now sunny, drier and still cooler temperatures may help extend the season. Chilton Research and Experiment Center Director Jim Pitts said the cooler weather folks ... Read More »

Food Friday: Scrumptious Strawberries

Strawberry picking season is underway and baskets of ripe, red berries are ready and waiting to make delicious spring time goodies. Whether a pie or a salad sounds more appealing, we have a recipe for you. Put your strawberries into a delicious dish to share with your family! Strawberry Sherbet 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cold water 1/2 cup boiling water ... Read More »

Strawberry Fields Forever, Well Soon

This spring has been marked with some unseasonably cold weather, but the strawberry crop has not been delayed says an expert in the field. Read More »

Food Friday: Your Easter Dinner Menu

Are you ready for Easter Dinner? If you haven’t already planned out the menu or made a trip to the grocery store, we have just what you need. Choose a meat or main dish, and let us help you with the sides and dessert. Happy Easter! Side dishes: Cabbage Slaw 4 cups finely shredded cabbage 1/4 cup chopped green onion ... Read More »