June is National Fruit & Vegetables Month and the best way to celebrate is to enjoy the most popular fruits in the world, mangos. Luckily, mangos are available to buy in the Midwest. They can be a little intimidating if you have never bought a fresh mango. Learning how to choose and cut a mango will help you become a mango pro while enjoying a variety of ways to eat them.
The Monticello Farmer's Market is off and running, and I would just like to remind everyone that, aside from the normal markets on Saturday mornings at 1210 N 6th St; beginning on May 29th the market will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4 to 7 P.M. at Constitution Plaza next to the courthouse in downtown Monticello.
Spring - or summer, depending on the day - has finally arrived in Indiana. As the days warm, people are more likely to grill out. Along with the temperatures rising, food poisoning also peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.
I would like to use this opportunity to remind everyone that the Monticello Farmer's Market will be making its debut Saturday, May 19th. The Saturday market will run from May until October 13th from 9am to 1pm at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of Rugie's Dugout. There will also be a Tuesday evening market, which will debut on May 29th, and will run from 4pm to 7pm through August 7th.
After a cool, wet start to April it seems that temperatures are finally getting warm enough to dry out the soil. Assuming we can avoid, or at least "weather the storm," of some forecasted precipitation, it seems that air and soil temperatures will be conducive to planting in the coming weeks.
Lots of people call the Extension office because they don't know the answers to the eight questions on this food safety quiz. Do you?
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from May 19th to October 13th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of Rugie's Dugout. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm o