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Summer Heat Jumpstarts Tennessee’s Growing Season

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s wet and muddy spring quickly gave way to a hot and sunny summer. For the state’s farmers and for the customers who wait anxiously for seasonal you-pick farms and farmers markets to open, the race is on to fill buckets, market booths, pantries and home freezers with local produce.

Fruits in particular have relatively brief growing seasons, and the recent turn in the weather caused blueberry and blackberry crops to ripen rapidly. Early peaches are available at some Tennessee orchards.

Black Berries

Black Berries

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Consumer Reports Reveals 8 Big Tech Trends and Gotta-Have Gadgets for Summer

 

Gear to Go Section Recommends More Than 175 Tablets, Smart Phones, Cameras, and More

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The trend to mobile electronics hasn’t crested yet; America is on track in 2013 to acquire a new gadget for roughly every man, woman, and child over the age of 12.

A special “Gear to Go” section in the August issue of Consumer Reports outlines some key trends that cut across multiple categories of mobile devices, covers what each means for shoppers and users, and offers Ratings of over 175 CR Recommended models.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Late, Great Blackberry Season Worth the Wait

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – If “blackberry winter” is a chilly spell in April, then the blackberry winter of 2013 lasted all April long. Tennessee’s wet, cool spring certainly gave blackberries plenty of water and time to grow.

Fortunately, summer’s sun and heat showed up just in time to bring out the sweetness in this year’s crop, and the state’s blackberry growers anticipate a banner year. Some Tennessee berry growers will just have to wait a little longer than others, though, depending on where they live.

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Blackberries

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ShopSmart finds Great Freebies

 

A guide to enjoying summer treats, activities and more for free; Plus, three ways to avoid freebie traps that can cost money

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – There’s only one thing better than a bargain, and that’s a freebie! The July 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, uncovers ways consumers can score a variety of stuff without shelling out a dime including many food and activity options for adults and kids this summer season. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Names the Best Price Comparison Apps

 

Five free tools for savings on the go

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere.

The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights five price-comparison apps that make saving easier and more accessible than ever, and they’re free. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart lists must have Free Apps that Save Money

 

November issue highlights sites and apps that can help shoppers score great deals

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Hunting down deals and finding the best stuff to buy use to be a lot of work.  But these days, mobile technology can easily help shoppers find what they are looking for at a great price.

The November 2012 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features ten must-have, free apps that can help shoppers score some of the best deals. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart’s Favorite Tools to Help You Get Fit for Less

 

Free Weight-Loss Apps and Websites for Workout Buys

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Losing weight is can be challenge─but there are tools that can make it easier.  The October 2012 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights free apps that can help those on a weight-loss journey and best sites for deals on workout clothes and gear that can get in you the mood to move. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Finds New Ways to Reduce Grocery Bills

 

How to spend less and get more-plus new in-store programs that can help you save

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Grocery stores are offering a slew of time and money-saving incentives including free shipping offers for online orders and an ever-expanding catalog of mobile apps and deals.

The September 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, features a simple guide to the new world of grocery shopping including tips for stretching your grocery dollars to the max. «Read the rest of this article»

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When you want to communicate

 

Remember back in the day when you got your gas card bill and it was buried amongst other stuff? There would be an envelope filled with inserts, coupons, promotions, and ads. You flipped through all that clutter and found the one small page that was your gas bill. That’s all you were really interested in.

The electronic age has done away with that. Sort of. Perhaps. Well, not really. There are now all the banner ads and pop up ads primarily on publication websites as they try to find a new revenue stream. For the most part, there is not much we can do about those. «Read the rest of this article»

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