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.
Want to help the farmers and ranchers recover from the disaster of #HurricaneHarvey from afar? Please donate to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund.
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.
In celebration of its 100th year, the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin is now available in stores and restaurants across the state, free of charge. Quantities are limited so hurry out and grab an issue at one of the listed distribution locations below. If you like what you see, subscriptions to this biweekly publication from the Georgia Department of Agriculture are ONLY $10 Per Year!Click here to have the Market Bulletin delivered directly to your mailbox.
Mother Nature may have dampened our summer with a peach shortage, but you can still find plenty of juicy Georgia peaches at your local community farmers market or straight from the farm itself. Below is a list of community markets that sell fresh Georgia Peaches and farms open to the public throughout Georgia.