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Safe Preserving: Do I have to add salt?

One of the most frequent questions that I am asked is whether salt has to be added to recipes for home canning. Some people may be on a diet which restricts intake of sodium chloride (salt), others may wish to reduce salt intake for taste or preference. Regardless, we are in luck when home canning […]

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Safe Preserving Peppers

Peppers have grown in popularity in recent years and a wide variety are available at farm markets, in neighborhood grocery stores, and for us to grow in our own gardens. Native to the Americas, most varieties of peppers belong to the Capsicum family. Almost all peppers turn from green to red, yellow, orange or purple […]

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4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C Grated Cheese Homestyle Parmesan Because of Salmonella Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – , 2014 – 4C Foods Corp. is recalling its 6-oz. glass jars of “4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan“, UPC 0-41387-32790-8 with code dates BEST BY JUL 21 2016 and JUL 22 2016 due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other 4C cheese products. Salmonella is an […]

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Learn to Can Salsa

Learn to Can Salsa

Salsa has replaced catsup as the number one condiment.  Whether you like it spicy, mild or fruity you can make salsa easily at home. UW Extension is sponsoring two salsa canning workshops, Tuesday, September 16  at the Chequamegon High School, Park Falls from 6:30 – 8:00  and on Saturday, September 20 at the Phillips High […]

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Community Strength Training Program for Women!

Community Strength Training Program for Women!

Price County UW Extension will be offering the StrongWomen Program, a nine week exercise program for middle-aged and older women beginning September 22, 2014. The StrongWomen Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, PhD, an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.  The StrongWomen […]

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Local Food Co-op Offers Micro-loans for Farmers

Local Food Co-op Offers Micro-loans for Farmers

The Chequamegon Food Cooperative is once again offering small loans to local farmers through its Micro-Loan Program. This is a revolving loan program for agricultural producers and processors. The goal is to support and grow the regional farming and food processing economy and increase the amount of locally and sustainably produced products available for sale. […]

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Fruit Recalled

Fruit Recalled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2014 – Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has […]

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What Does It Take to Be a Wise Parent

What Does It Take to Be a Wise Parent

Study seeks parents for new study exploring the role of wisdom in raising children Contact Stephen Small (sasmall@wisc.edu, 608-263-5688) or Dave Metler, (metler@wisc.edu, 248-819-1711) Madison, Wis.–King Solomon possessed it and Aristotle pursued it. Wisdom–the capacity to act in a thoughtful, practical, principled way when faced with difficult matters–is important in just about every aspect our […]

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Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Price County Residents

Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Price County Residents

The Price County UW-Extension Staff have developed a survey to learn more about how young adults feel about living in the Price County area.  If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 we would like to hear your views on Price County as place to live, work and raise a family.  Our survey […]

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Safe & Healthy: The Scope of Foodborne Illness

Safe & Healthy: The Scope of Foodborne Illness

Sometimes when I am making notes to myself, I abbreviate foodborne illness as ‘FBI.’  It sounds like something serious, and it is. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. This […]

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Safe & Healthy: Food Safety Resolutions

Safe & Healthy: Food Safety Resolutions

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Barb Ingham If you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution (or two), here are 12  ideas, one to try every month of the year, that can help keep you and your family food-safe.   Image courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I will buy and […]

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Safe & Healthy: Reusable Grocery Bags & Foodborne Illness

Safe & Healthy: Reusable Grocery Bags & Foodborne Illness

News reports last year suggested that reusable grocery bags spread foodborne illness. Is this true? Many grocery and retail stores promote the use of reusable grocery bags as a way to help the environment.  In 2012, a report by two law professors suggested that reusable grocery bags were to blame for an increase in illnesses […]

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Parenting the First Year, Now Available Online!

Parenting the First Year is a series of parenting newsletters, geared to the specific age of your baby.  Quick and easy to read for busy, on-the-go parents, they will provide you with useful information on child development and parenting from your UW-Extension Office.  Find out how to receive free e-mail delivery by clicking on this […]

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Safe & Healthy: A Clean Kitchen

Safe & Healthy: A Clean Kitchen

  Posted on November 13, 2013 by Barb Ingham With a heightened focus on cooking foods safely during the holidays, how do I make sure that my kitchen is clean? Whether you are working in your own kitchen or helping with a community dinner, there are three basic steps to keeping a kitchen clean and […]

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