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Power Outages: When to Keep Refrigerated Food or Throw It Away

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Adapted from Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (USDA). Is food in the refrigerator safe during a power outage? It should be safe as long as power is out no more than 4 hours. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that …

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Thinking of Entering Your Canned Goods in the Fair This Year?

If you are interested in entering your homemade canned goods in the fair this year, this informative workshop is for you!  On July 7, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM at the Leon County Extension Service, Heidi Copeland will be conducting a FREE demo water bath canning workshop, with all materials being provided by Turkey Hill …

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Fresh Fruits & Vegetables In Season

Fresh fruits and vegetables are best! To find out what fruits and vegetables are in season each month go to the Fresh From Florida Website at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Food-Nutrition/Buy-Fresh-From-Florida/Crops-in-Season.

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Water Bath Canning Class – May 26, 2015

This class is for the general public who want to learn basic water bath canning skills.  The cost of this class is $10 (includes a take home product). The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Leon County Extension Center, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL (across from Jack McLean …

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American Red Cross Giving Away Free Smoke Alarms

The American Red Cross aims to reduce the occurrence of home fire related injuries and deaths. Smoke alarms are available FREE of charge to the people living in the following counties:  Leon, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor & Wakulla. For more information please click below on the American Red Cross Home Fire Information and …

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Basic Water Bath Canning Class – April 30, 2015

This class is for the general public who want to learn basic water bath canning skills.  The cost of this class is $10 (includes a take home product). The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Leon County Extension Center, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL (across from Jack McLean …

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Save Money: Be a Savvy Consumer of Energy

You’ve heard about Smart Meters, which allow your utility to collect data about your home’s energy consumption pattern. And you probably know that during Fall 2014, Florida’s Public Service Commission voted to radically scale back the conservation goals Florida utilities are required to meet. That may mean fewer incentives offered by your utility – incentives …

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Family Nutrition In Action Newsletter: December 2014/January 2015

Warm Up with Family Meals The effort to create family meals is worth the many benefits. Families tend to have stronger bonds, talk more, and eat healthier when they eat together regularly. For more information, please click on the main title Nutrition Family in Action Newsletter: December 2014/January 2015.

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Eating on the Go

Make Healthy Eating A Family Affair!

The kids are back in school, the holidays are right around the corner, and your plate is full.  Want to avoid overeating and get the nutrition your body needs?  Here are some great snack and meals ideas to give you the energy you need. EFNEP FNP Newsletter October November 2014

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2014 Sales Tax Holiday for New Energy Star and WaterSense Products September 19 – September 21, 2014

The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014. During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a new …

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