February Harvest of the Month featuring cauliflower

February’s Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower

February’s Harvest of the Month crop is Cauliflower. Cauliflower is delicious roasted, boiled, fried, steamed, pickled, and eaten raw. Health benefits of cauliflower include Vitamin C and B9, potassium. Try some today! Health Benefits of Cauliflower Vitamin C and B9 Potassium Low in fat and calories High fiber & folate Produce Tips Look for compact, […]

Read More...
Romaine lettuce

Avoid Romaine Lettuce, for Now

Romaine lettuce is likely the cause of recent cases of E. coli food poisoning affecting people in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state. As yet, no illnesses have been linked to this outbreak in Wisconsin, but Extension Food Safety Specialist Barbara […]

Read More...
January Harvest of the month featuring spinach

January’s Harvest of the Month: Spinach

Did You Know… Spinach was first cultivated over 2,000 years ago in Iran. By 1806, it had become a popular vegetable in America, and in the 1920’s the U.S. pushed spinach commercially, with the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon becoming a great advocate for spinach consumption. (from the website Fruits & Veggies, More Matters) Look […]

Read More...
December Harvest of the Month features cranberries

December’s Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Did you know that Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the nation, and produces more than half of the entire world’s supply of these little red berries? “The cranberry is a tiny but amazing fruit that is unique in the variety of health benefits it may provide,” says Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, University […]

Read More...
November Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

November’s Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

WINTER SQUASH offers many health benefits: high in vitamins A & C, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. There are so many delicious ways to use winter squash!   Look for firm winter squash that have […]

Read More...
Fiesta vegetable tray

Food Safety

Large food recalls have recently forced consumers to throw away foods because of contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Additionally, spices and produce sold in local grocery stores have been recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause illness. How can you help your family stay safe […]

Read More...
Autumn scene with pumpkins

Preserving Pumpkin or Winter Squash

With pumpkin-flavored products abundant in the grocery stores these days, it’s tempting to try your hand at your own pumpkin ‘creations’ at home. Check out the UW Extension website Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home for great tips on safely preserving pumpkin and winter squash.

Read More...
RSS Icon

RSS – Are You In?

Have you subscribed to any UW-Extension RSS feeds yet? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.  RSS is a is a simple way to always have up-to-date information on a UW-Extension progam area that you are interested in.  Each time a new post is added to the website, you will receive a notification either in your e-mail […]

Read More...