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Apple a Day: Fall Decor, Recipes, and More

We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know apples can also be used to keep baked goods moist and make a great face mask? In honor of Apple Day (Oct. 21st), here is our list of a few creative ways you could be using apples this fall.

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25 Tips for Tailgating Success

With football season approaching, you’re dreaming of making your tailgate parties the star of the parking lot. Follow these 25 professional tips to take your tailgating to the next level!

1. Make a tailgating list.

You don’t want to get to the parking lot, set up, and then discover that you forgot paper towels or charcoal. Make a list of everything you’ll need, from prep to cleanup. If you tailgate a lot, laminate your list once it’s finalized. Don’t forget to include your parking pass and your event ticket!

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15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Farmers Market Visit

When you visit your local Farmers Market, the sheer quantity and variety can become overwhelming. It’s easy to buy too much or too little, pay too much, or leave with something you don’t use. To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, August 6-12, 2017, we’re here to help with these pro tips! Follow these instructions to make the most out of your next visit to your local Farmers Market.

1. Know What’s In Season

Following in-season charts like this one from the USDA or this one from EWG.org will keep your expectations realistic and will help you eat the freshest produce year round. Seeking oranges in Colorado or pineapple in Georgia in summer, for example, will probably lead to disappointment. On the other hand, knowing what’s in season can open up entirely new types of produce that your family may love!

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Canning Food to Enjoy All Year Long

Before refrigeration existed, people used canning to preserve the food from harvest all year round. Learn the canning basics below!

Canned Tomatoes   Canned Oranges

The process of canning kills microorganisms that cause food to spoil and seals the jar to prevent any other spoilers from getting in.

Some food requires high temperature and pressure to be preserved, while other, more acidic food can be preserved with a boiling water bath.

Here are the basic supplies you’ll need for canning…

Let’s get started!

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