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Basics of Sausage Making: Formulation, Processing and Safety
This bulletin is written to provide some of the basic information required to make various types of sausage. It is for those who enjoy good homemade sausage and who wish to obtain the greatest satisfaction from the trimmings and variety meats generated from farm slaughtered livestock or the results of a good hunt.
The recipes listed in this publication collected from various sources and have been…
Best Practices for Growing, Harvesting, and Handling Produce in the Field and the Packinghouse
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule, produce operations are mandated to provide training to their workers on the safe handling of produce in fields and in packing operations. Currently, there are few, if any, materials available for these operations to use. As we have conducted Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training across Georgia and throughout other areas, we have been…
Country Cured Ham
Country cured hams are considered a delicacy and are widely accepted by Georgians. Our forefathers cured country hams during the winter months in order to have a summer supply of meat. Country hams, properly cured, develop a distinct flavor during aging. Modern methods of curing and aging country hams are somewhat different from the methods used 50 to 100 years ago. The loss of meat due to spoilag…
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Apples
Although apples are available in the store year round, the growing season in Georgia begins in late July and continues through the fall. Apples can be served any time of the day in a variety of ways. Grab a farm fresh apple for a fast snack.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Blackberries
Blackberries are a healthy addition to any eating pattern. Enjoyed for their tart, sweet flavor, they can easily be served fresh, baked into a pie, or cooked into jam. Blackberries are high in anthocyanins, antioxidant compounds which may help protect against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Blueberries
Blueberries are a delicious, convenient and healthy treat. They are easy to grab for a quick snack or a great addition to any meal. Blueberries are ready when you are, so add them to your next dish and make it fresh, fast, and healthy!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Cabbage
Cabbage is an inexpensive and versatile food. This vegetable is a member of the cruciferous family which researchers are studying for possible anticancer effects! Try a new recipe and add some delicious farm fresh cabbage to your meal!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Corn
Corn has many uses from being a staple food that provides the basis for tortillas, burritos, or polenta. Popcorn and corn chips are used as snacks while corn is also devoured as a special summertime food that is popular at barbecues and cookouts. Corn can be purchased frozen, canned or fresh in many varieties such as white, yellow, red, blue, brown and purple.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Figs
Fresh figs are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Peaches
Peaches have a great combination of flavor and nutrition. This fruit can be enjoyed alone or served in an array of other dishes such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Try a fresh Georgia peach today!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Snap Beans
Don’t you wish you could snap your fingers and have dinner ready? Add a little “snap” into your meals with garden fresh beans. They are quick and easy to prepare. Adding herbs and spices are a great way to liven up your snap beans. Try basil, garlic, dill, lemon, rosemary, onions or mushrooms for a “snappy” dish.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Spinach
Spinach is a versatile vegetable that is available year round. Raw or cooked, it is packed with nutrients and can be easily added to many recipes. Be creative!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Strawberries
Strawberries are a sweet, delicious and versatile fruit. Strawberry shortcake, is just one of many dishes you can prepare with these delightful berries. They can also be used in salads, baked goods, and beverages or eaten plain. Try some farm fresh strawberries at your next meal!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Tomatoes
Tomatoes are good for you. They can be baked, stewed, juiced, pickled, or enjoyed just as they are! Include this fresh, fast and healthy vegetable to complement any meal.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Watermelon
Think beyond the wedge and add watermelon to your next meal. No matter which way you slice it, watermelon is fun to eat and very good for you! With it being such a versatile fruit, it can be used in many recipes and be a healthy snack. The whole watermelon is edible, even the rind.
Packinghouse Environmental Monitoring Programs Series: Using ATP, Protein, and Allergen Swabs
As a part of a packinghouse environmental monitoring program, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), protein, and allergen swabbing is used to ensure that packinghouse equipment and surfaces have been properly cleaned and prepared for sanitation. ATP, protein, and allergen swabbing is frequently incorporated to complement microbial swabbing practices or as an independent program. These swab types indicate …