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Feast or Famine with Produce

      It is the second week in August.  School starts next week.  We picked our first ripe tomato last week from the garden.  This week I have seven eggplant, four zucchini, a dozen ears of corn, six peaches, six pounds of strawberries, 6 pounds of blueberries, five green peppers, a big bowl of cherry tomatoes, and loads of ripening tomatoes that will be ready anytime.  On top of that we have two ripe cantaloupes and one black diamond watermelon!  Oh my! 

Corn: So Much to get Steamed About!

  Corn on the cob is a favorite summertime food---and in season now!  It is great steamed, grilled or roasted.  You can serve it hot or cold in salads.  It is a great source of fiber and iron.  What’s not to like about corn?!  There are many little known facts about corn.  See if you were aware of any of these?
  • During the 2015 growing season, it is estimated that 82% of Nebraska’s 1.6021 billion bushels produced during the year will

Summer Time Eating

Summer time and the eating couldn’t be any easier or colorful. With so many vegetables in season, sides or main courses can be loaded with fresh produce. This was the week of summer squash. Summer squash – yellow/crookneck, zucchini, patty pan, or chayote – have thin, tender skins, moist flesh and edible seeds. Summer squash is also a star when it comes to nutrition: low in calories, no fat, cholesterol or sodium and rich in vitamins. It is a good source