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  • Basic Food Skills

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    A great introduction or refresher on fundamental kitchen skills, covering everything from recipe cooking terms to measuring ingredients.

  • Canning Booklet

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    An excellent online resource, packed with tips and tricks for first-time and experienced home canners.

  • Cooking and Storage Tips

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    Check out Roxbury Farm's Cooking and Storage Tips, which features an extensive list of vegetables and fruits accompanied by a number of helpful tips.

  • CSA Toolkit

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    The Ecology Action Centre created this CSA toolkit in 2011 and features food storage guide, nutritional information for commonly grown vegetables, local food and farming facts, and more.

  • Food Preservation

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    FaireShare CSA's website features an organized and comprehensive guide to food preservation, offering tips on canning, dehydrating, freezing, and fermenting that will help you extend the season of your seasonal fruits and vegetables.

  • Food Safety

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    When food is not stored or handled properly, dangerous bacteria can develop. To learn more about  proper handling techniques, refer to this guide published by the Mapleton Teaching Kitchen.

  • Handy Reference for Canning Fruits

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    Preserving the sweet taste of summer fruits is made easy with this handy one-page guide on canning.

  • Handy Reference for Canning Vegetables

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    A one-page canning guide that provides all the information you need to start canning vegetables!

  • Handy Reference for Freezing Fruits

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    Freezing fruit is the easiest way to save the great flavors of local fruit to enjoy later in the year. Use this helpful guide to freeze all of your favourite seasonal fruits.

  • How to Get The Most out of Your CSA

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    Kate McDonough, author of The City Cook, shares some of her tips on cooking from a CSA box.

  • Lacto-Fermenting, Dehydrating and Preserving for Eating Local Year-Round with Jen Greenberg

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    Lacto-Fermenting, Dehydrating and Preserving for Eating Local Year-Round with Jen Greenberg

    Jen Greenberg presented this workshop at the 2011 ACORN organic conference and trade show in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  (54 mins)

  • Nutritional Information

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    Fresh vegetables are nature's goodness. Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia has compiled a handy list of  vegetables along with their nutritional information, cooking methods, and recipes.

  • Storing Fruits & Vegetables From the Home Garden

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    When stored properly, fresh fruits and vegetables from your CSA box can last well after the harvest. This comprehensive examines fruits and vegetables individually to offer the best storing techniques.

  • Storing Fruits and Vegetables for Better Taste

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    Find everything you'd like to know about storing specific fruits and vegetables.

  • The Year in Food Blog

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    This  blog written by Kimberly Hasselbrink features straightforward and seasonal recipes alongside beautiful photos.

  • This Week My CSA Box Has Greens, More Greens, Parsley and a Quart of Strawberries

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    It takes a lot of planning to use a weekly share to its greatest potential. Here's a peek at the process for keeping up with a CSA box.

  • Tipi Produce Vegetable Storage Overview

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    Tips on proper storage of vegetables and fruit at home from Tipi Produce Farm in Wisconsin