Savannah Valley District

Homemaker’s Column: Healthy Snacking

HOMEMAKER’S COLUMN BY: CHRISTINE PATRICK COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT HEALTHY SNACKING Planned snacks help you stay committed to a healthy diet. If you made a New Year’s resolution to improve your health by losing weight, then you should plan nutrient-rich snacks that balance out your daily menus and provide the most nutrition from calories consumed. What […]

4-H and Tractor Supply Join Forces to Support Youth

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Since 2010, Tractor Supply has partnered with 4-H to create Opportunity4All and has raised more than $14 million through the paper clover campaign. Ninety percent of the funds raised through the Paper Clover campaign remain local and provide opportunities for youth to participate in camp and leadership programs. The remaining 10% supports the overall mission […]

Welcome Colleton Summer Intern Campbell Pryor

Please join us in welcoming our summer intern Campbell Pryor back to the Colleton County Extension office! Campbell is a Walterboro native. He is majoring in Agribusiness and just wrapped up his Junior year at Clemson University. Campbell was our intern last year. He helped Alta Mae Marvin and Laura Lee Rose plant the demonstration […]

Around the Countryside: Okra – the Versatile Vegetable

Around the Countryside Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent Clemson University Okra – the Versatile Vegetable I’ve found people either like okra or hate it. You can fry it, grill it, pickle it, stew, or steam it. Those who like it have their favorite way of cooking and eating okra. This versatile vegetable can be […]

Homemaker’s Column: Strawberries

HOMEMAKER’S COLUMN BY: CHRISTINE PATRICK COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT STRAWBERRIES The time of year for fresh strawberries is here. One of the first fruits of spring, the fresh red berries can now be found at roadside stands and in all the supermarkets at bargain prices. Strawberries are an absolutely superb addition to a healthy diet. They […]

Homemaker’s Column: Microwave Cooking

HOMEMAKER’S COLUMN BY: CHRISTINE PATRICK COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT MICROWAVE COOKING Microwave ovens can cook unevenly and leave “cold spots” where harmful bacteria can survive. For this reason, it is important to use the following safe microwaving tips to prevent foodborne illness when cooking or reheating meat. · Debone large pieces of meat. Bone can shield […]