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Colorado Berries

Did you know? Commercial strawberries are picked, sorted, and packed in the field. They are cooled to 34°F and loaded onto refrigerated trucks. The average strawberry reaches the consumer within 24-36 hours of harvest! That’s berry fast! Considering their small size, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries pack an astonishing amount of […]

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Colorado Beets

Beets (Beta vulgaris) are root vegetables with edible roots and leafy tops. Attached to the beet’s green leaves is a round or oblong root, the part most people think of when they hear the word “beet.” Beets belong to the same plant family as Swiss chard and amaranth, and their edible […]

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Food Preservation Without Sugar or Salt

by P. Kendall* (10/12) Quick Facts… All fruits can safely be canned or frozen without sugar. Sweet relish and pickle recipes do not adapt as well to sugar-free canning as do plain fruits. Use recipes from reliable sources. Process all pickles by the boiling-water method using timetables adjusted for altitude. Jams […]