Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4-H Recipe Rally Info and training video

Here is the information for the 4-H Recipe Rally, open to all Seniors. ( age 14 and older)

View the video

A one-page overview is available on the 4-H healthy lifestyles page, in addition to:

- 4-H Recipe Rally Scoresheet

- Instructions on how to post a video to YouTube

- Sample Recipe Rally Video

If you have any questions, please contact Wendi Green at the Extension Office. 903-683-5416

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2012 Food Show dates have been set

The county food show will be held January 16, 2012 at 9:30 am at the Extension Office. Deadline to Register is January 11th. Please register with Wendi Green by 5:00 pm.

The deadline to register for the district food show is January 29th. It will be held on February 11th at Stephen F. Austin University.

Please, contact Wendi Green if you have any questions.

Friday, August 26, 2011

2011-2012 Guidelines

The 2011-2012 year for 4-H is upon us. :-) The following is information related tot he Food Show/Food Challenge. There are a lot of changes, so please read through the information carefully. Thank you. :-)

The major changes are related to the contest resources, with MyPlate replacing MyPyramid. The resources are referenced throughout the document; however, the resource section is located on page 19. The changes to the resources are summarized below.

In preparation for the Food Challenge, participants should not limit themselves to studying only the resources provided at the contest. Resources that may be helpful include (but are not limited to):

• MyPlate –

• Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 –

• Fight Bac! –

• Cooking Basics for Dummies, 3rd edition

The following resources will be provided to teams at the Food Challenge. All are available online at:

Resource 1: Choose My Plate – 10 Tips to a Great Plate

Resource 2: Fight Bac – Fight Foodborne Bacteria Brochure

Resource 3: Nutrient Needs at a Glance (Updated 7/11)

Resource 4: Altering Recipes for Good Health

The direct link to the 4-H Food Challenge manual and resources is:

Please contact Wendi Green if you have any questions about the 4-H Food Challenge. 903-683-5416

Monday, May 16, 2011

Food Preservation Workshop

There will be a Food Preservation Workshop on June 3, 2001.

Location: Norwood Heights Baptist Church
2214 HWY 155
Palestine, TX

Cost: $25 per person or $35 per husband/wife couple

Time: Registration 8:45 am
Workshop 9:00 am - Noon

Make checks payable to Program Development Fund

MUST pre-register by May 24th.

Demonstrations will be provided pressure canning, water bath canning, freezing and dehydration. Tips, recipes, guidelines and samples for all attendees.

Participants are encouraged to bring their pressure cookers Presto, National, Magic Seal and Maid of Honor to have their gauges tested for FREE.

To register or for more information, please contact:

Holly Black 903-723-3753
Wendi Green 903-683-5416

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chef Camp June 6th -10th

Chef at Camp will be held June 6-10, 2011 for those who have completed 6th grade through age 17.

The cost is $400, and they are limiting it to 40 campers. For more information, please see the link at the sidebar.