The annual 4-H Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Mercer County 4-H Park located on Route 19, 1.5 miles north of Mercer. Festivities begin with the kitchen opening at 5:30 p.m. Auction begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Show Arena. The public is welcome!!
Mercer County Master Gardeners invite you to join us on a three-day bus trip to Longwood Gardens and Chanticleer in Eastern Pennsylvania. Arrive at the Mercer Extension Office by 6:00 a.m. for departure promptly at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28. We will return on Sunday, July 30 at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms?
Growing a garden can be very rewarding. Understanding how to properly prepare a garden is a very important part of growing safe produce.
With a few small recipe adaptations, honey can be used to replace some or all sugar in your baked goods.
Besides being green in color, what do Swiss chard, Lima beans and spinach have in common? The answer is they are all vegetables that contain a high amount of potassium.
Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.
With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!
March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”
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.
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.
Over the years, one fruit has caught my eye repeatedly - the Starfruit.
Do you have a gardening or plant wish list? You know all those plants you want to cultivate, meet and become incredibly knowledgeable about?
Mayflies, or insects belonging to Ephemeroptera, are likely to be found near water.
One of the most frequent complaints I hear about fresh produce is that “they go bad too soon!”
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.
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.