Herbs and spices, in flavorful combinations both new and traditional, offer the chance to add a new twist to the dishes prepared in your kitchen.
This article by Leon Ressler gives information on a private applicator short course to help you prepare for the exam through an upcoming Extension program, disposing of unwanted pesticides through the Chemsweep program, and becoming a certified food and wellness volunteer through a new Extension program.
Stacy Reed's LNP article from February 17, 2017 gives tips on what to do with that refrigerated and frozen food when the power goes out, so that there is no illness due to invisible, food-borne bacteria.
Whether your goal is to save time or money, eat nutritious foods, or maintain a healthy weight, packing your lunch will aid you with each of these.
One of the objectives of the Lancaster County Farm and Home Foundation is to encourage the higher education of the youth of Lancaster County. In this respect the Foundation is announcing the offering of scholarship awards for students beginning their freshman year in 2017 studying Agriculture or Family and Consumer Sciences. Deadline to apply is April 17th.
The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.
A new opportunity to learn and grow, while giving back to the community is available through Penn State Extension’s Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program. According to Stacy Reed, Penn State Educator, “We are looking for people with some knowledge and interest in foods, nutrition and food safety who want to become more involved with community wellness”. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the program. Applications are now being accepted for volunteers to be trained in this program.
By Stacy Reed, published in Lancaster Newspapers. A challenge to explore different types of foods you have never eaten before.
Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!
The fresh berries have diminished and the citrus fruits are starting to come into season. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes. They are at their peak of availability during the winter season.
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Now Is The Time column dated January 15, 2017, has information on attending Crops Day, applying limestone, and learning about soil sulfur levels.
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
The newly updated Master Gardener Manual from Penn State Extension is no ordinary gardening book. It is a well-thought-through guide for home gardeners, students and professionals that takes a practical, methodical and easy-to-understand approach to the art and science of gardening. This big, nearly 800 pages, hefty 8.5-by-10-inch hardcover is a welcome addition to every gardening enthusiast's library.
Slow cookers have been updated with travel locks and automatic warm settings but the basic slow cooker is still available. Slow cookers make meal planning easier any time of year.
Buying vegetables in the winter months can be expensive. Often I hear people say “my food bill would go sky high if I bought all the vegetables that my family and I should eat in a day.” But with a few shopping tips it can be done in the winter months without breaking your budget.
Citrus fruit can be found in the market throughout the year and come in several varieties. They are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor.
Saturday January 21, 2017 at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Open to the public with a $10 cover charge for nonsubscribers.
Information on understanding veterinary feed directive, various reasons to celebrate the new year, and taking your family to the Pennsylvania Farm Show!
Penn State Extension has planned nine educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter. The regional meetings are being held all across the state. A statewide "Pruning by the Numbers," demo is also scheduled.