Virginia Cooperative Extension launches portal to help agricultural producers and buyers connect
An online tool called MarketMaker now offers a portal to a virtual marketplace that will provide increased access and acquisition of Virginia products, further connecting the farm to the fork. Farmers and ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors and packers, wineries, restaurants, and individual consumers can benefit from the online resource.
Virginia Cooperative Extension launches portal to help agricultural producers and buyers connect (PDF | 108KB)
Market Maker 2014 In Review (PDF | 4MB)
Free pH Testing of Canned Foods
Sealed, shelf-stable samples will be accepted August 24th through August 28th, 2015 at the Loudoun County Extension Office, 30 Catoctin Circle SE, Suite B, Leesburg, VA 20175. You may mail samples or submit them in person. Please include the sample submission form and description of each product.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Maria Sohail, Food Safety Extension Agent, at email@example.com or 703-771-5838.
Free pH Testing of Canned Foods Flyer and Submission Form (PDF | 290KB)
pH Testing of Foods and Beverages
The Loudoun County branch of Virginia Cooperative Extension is now offering pH testing services for locally produced foods and beverages. Consultations are available for food entrepreneurs and growers producing value-added, shelf-stable foods such as jams, jellies, sauces, and pickles. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grilling Food Safety Tips
Are you planning a BBQ for the upcoming holiday weekend? Check out these food safety tips from USDA before you grill!