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Blackberries grow in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Blackberries grow in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia.
Blackberry Patch
At one time, an almost unlimited number of wild blackberries and dewberries – the blackberry’s trailing cousin – grew along fencerows and in abandoned fields. Many of these sites have been destroyed or now have “No Trespassing” signs posted on them, but each spring I still see couples on roadsides picking berries.
Canning beans in a pressure canner. May 2008. CAES News
Canning beans in a pressure canner. May 2008.
Home Canning
If you are thinking about following in your grandmother’s footsteps to preserve food this summer, start preparing now by gathering your equipment and supplies. The proper tools should be kept in good condition to ensure safe, high quality, home-canned food.
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Flavor of Georgia Deadline
Time is running short for food entrepreneurs who want to participate in the state’s premier annual food competition: UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. The deadline for registering for the 10th annual contest is Friday, Feb. 5.
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Flavor of Georgia 2016
Whether it’s a specialty sweet treat, small-batch pork sausage or pimento cheese made from Grandma’s secret recipe, the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest shines the spotlight on the state’s craft foods. Registration for the 2016 Flavor of Georgia contest, which is conducted each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open.
University of Georgia food safety specialist Elizabeth Andress says canning your favorite recipe and giving it as a gift may be a very thoughtful present, but follow proper guidelines so you don't pass on a foodborne illness. CAES News
University of Georgia food safety specialist Elizabeth Andress says canning your favorite recipe and giving it as a gift may be a very thoughtful present, but follow proper guidelines so you don't pass on a foodborne illness.
Homemade Gifts
Many people are turning toward home canning as a way to show their loved ones how much they care during the holidays. While gifts from one’s own kitchen can mean a lot, it’s essential that the canner use the proper techniques so that everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.
Canning green beans. Beans in Jars waiting to be placed in a pressure canner. May 2008. CAES News
Canning green beans. Beans in Jars waiting to be placed in a pressure canner. May 2008.
Preserving Produce
Canning and preserving homegrown produce will be the focus of the next Saturday at the Rock workshop set for June 8 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.