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Tennessee Department of Agriculture gives “Berry” Good Tips for Fresh Fruit Now, Freezer Fruit Later

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN –  The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says that now through August is prime fruit picking time in Tennessee. Blueberries are already available at many farms and farmers markets, beginning a summer-long parade of fruits. Expect varieties of raspberries, blackberries, and peaches in the coming weeks.

Even apples, which are mostly associated with autumn, have early varieties that will be ready to harvest by mid-August.

Blackberries grown in Tennessee are available at the Montgomery County Farmer's Market or you can pick your own.

Blackberries grown in Tennessee are available at the Montgomery County Farmer’s Market or you can pick your own.

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Organic Crop Insurance Is Growing in New Ways!

 

Written by John Shea
Director of Public Affairs, Risk Management Agency

Risk Management AgencyWashington, D.C. – Federal crop insurance provides the risk management tools necessary for American farmers to stay in business after a difficult crop year. They can be the difference between a farmer going under because of a lean year or having a safety net that allows them to keep farming and rebuild.

These tools help farmers who rely on good farming practices for smart land use and preserve economic stability for generations.  And the Risk Management Agency (RMA) has worked hard to extend risk management tools for organic producers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Department of Agriculture says Pick Perfect Local Peaches in Tennessee; While They Last

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Turns out, bigger really isn’t always better—at least when it comes to peaches. Tennessee’s peaches may not match their rivals in size this year, but that’s exactly why, at the end of a soggy summer, Tennessee peaches have more flavor packed beneath their fuzzy exteriors.

In many parts of the Deep South this summer, excessive rains have affected famous peach crops in a way that isn’t immediately evident.

Pick Perfect Local Peaches in Tennessee

Pick Perfect Local Peaches in Tennessee

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Sudden Summer Sizzle Helps State’s Berry Crops Make Up for Lost Time

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – After a long, cool, rain soaked spring, Tennessee’s typical hot and humid summertime weather is here. The sudden shift is helping the state’s crops make up for lost time, which is especially beneficial to the farmers who grow much anticipated local berries, peaches, plums, apples and pears.

Tennessee’s berry crops, formerly in slow motion, have responded to ideal summer conditions by maturing at top speed, according to TDA’s agritourism and farmers market coordinator, Pamela Bartholomew.

Blackberries grown in Tennessee.

Blackberries grown in Tennessee.

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It’s back to school time – help your kids get an “A” in smart eating

 

American Heart Association tips for eating healthy, in and out of school

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Your kids may be book-smart – but do they get an “A” in smart eating?

With the high incidence of children in Tennessee affected by obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and even stroke, making those healthy choices is important, starting as early as possible.

Research shows eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables has significant, measurable benefits on cardiovascular health, and that a diet with high amounts of added sugar, unhealthy fats and sodium increases risk factors, even in children. «Read the rest of this article»

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Smart Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Summer

 

Savor the Season with Advice from Sports Dietitian Leslie Bonci

Weight Watchers - Sweet Baked GoodsJackson, MI – The season’s picnics and back-yard barbecues can make it hard to eat right, but a healthy summer lifestyle doesn’t have to mean nibbling on bland fare. With strategic substitutions and smart snacking tips, you can still enjoy a helping of potato salad or a few campfire s’mores without compromising your nutritional goals.

Delicious New Weight Watchers Coffee Cake. (Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods)

Delicious New Weight Watchers Coffee Cake. (Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods)

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Clarksville Downtown Market is Saturday June 26th

 

This week we are celebrating “Dog Days” at the market

The Downtown Market has gone to the dogs this week as we welcome the Humane Society of Clarksville as our features guest. Jon Roniger will be back playing music this week!

Feel free to bring your furry friends, but remember to leash them! Also, please clean up any accidents that may occur while at the market. Visit the Humane Society at: www.clarksvillehumanesociety.com.

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Clarksville Downtown Market Saturday June 19th

 

This marks the 6th week of the Downtown Market, and it’s also Father’s Day weekend! Come and make a Father’s Day card for Dad at the arts and crafts tent.

This week the featured guest will be Summer Fun Horse Camp of Clarksville. Their camps are designed for those young ones that do not get a chance to have hands on experience with horses as well as children that have horses and want to learn more.

The kids get a chance to learn about horses while learning about care and safety. Each day is packed full of outdoor activities that provide interaction with the other campers and with the horses. «Read the rest of this article»

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Peach Cobbler: ‘Scrumptious’ family fare with festive holiday style

 

master-of-the-domestic-arts.gifThis week, I thought I would share something that everyone can enjoy. Below you’ll find a recipe for a delicious peach cobbler. This recipe has been in my family for quite a while, and anyone who’s ever tasted it will tell you that it’s positively scrumptious.

co-peaches.jpgIt’s an easy recipe that anyone can make with a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. Now, I must warn you that my recipes often leave a lot of room for creativity and interpretation based on individual preferences. I truly believe that recipes are only guidelines and exact measurements get in the way of true creation. If you find that you’re stuck when preparing a recipe, go with what your taste buds are telling you. They’re always the greatest measuring tool in your kitchen.

Comments and criticisms are always welcome in my inbox. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know how the recipe turned out for you. Enjoy!

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