With February comes the one holiday that many people love to hate and hate to love — Valentine’s Day. This year rather than giving your valentine the run of the mill chocolate and flower combo, give them the gift of a locally sourced product that you can feel good about giving and they will be thrilled to receive. Here are five Georgia Grown gifts to give your valentine (or family and friends) this year:
Quick Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Thanksgiving
As the holidays fast approach (just days away!), we are all busy planning menus for family gatherings and special events. As we think about what food we're serving to our guests, something we can easily overlook is food safety. No one has time to sit and read a manual on how to safely cook a turkey, so the Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division has compiled a quick list of tips to get you ready for Thanksgiving.
As the seasons change and the temperature cools, many Georgians begin to dream of filling their bellies with Thanksgiving treats like steaming sweet potato casseroles, giant savory turkeys and pies made with none other than Georgia’s beloved nut, pecans.
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The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has set up a Harvey Hotline: 512-719-0799 at the Animal Response Operation Coordination Center (AROCC). If you or someone you know is looking to volunteer, donate, offer shelter for animals, report live or dead animals please call the Harvey Hotline.