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Family Food Cent$ newsletters

The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by the SDSU Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.

Food Safety, Health, Fruit, Vegetable, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed

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Choosing Vegetable Varieties for Your Area

Spring is coming and will be here before we know it. Gardeners are reading through catalogs, looking at that new variety of green bean, or maybe a gorgeous new tomato. The catalogs are written to hook you in by making these varieties look as good as possible. The photos are generally mouthwatering and the descriptions often seem a bit over-the-top.

Vegetable

Young man pruning an asparagus plant in a fall garden.

Asparagus

One of the keys to growing healthy asparagus is to allow the plants plenty of time to develop the big ferny stems, starting about the first of July. This ferny growth produces the carbohydrates that the plant needs to grow and also store up for the winter and next year’s initial crop of spears.

Vegetable

rows of leafy vegetables growing in a raised bed

Vegetables

Whether you are a beginner or have a green thumb, our tips will help your garden flourish.

Vegetable

Rain Garden

SDSU Extension Hosts a Rain Garden Tour

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension in collaboration with Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Rain Garden Tour Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sioux Falls at the site of a rain garden constructed this summer (1409 E 33rd St.).

Fruit, Flower, Plant, Vegetable, Community Garden

Katherine Montague and Delores Allen checking a garden.

Lakota Homes Garden Produces Fresh Vegetables & Grows Community

December 18, 2018

This year Katherine Montague's garden didn't produce much. "The radishes didn't like the heat and the watermelons didn't like the soil," Montague explains. But, that didn't keep the 57-year-old Lakota Homes resident from eating fresh vegetables.

Community Garden, Garden & Yard Issues, Fruit, Vegetable

small black and yellow spotted beetles feeding on a damaged red tomato

What Gardeners Can Do About Picnic and Sap Beetles

December 17, 2018

Picnic and sap beetles are invading gardens and orchards throughout South Dakota and will be around until the first hard frost, explained Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist, who witnessed them in his own garden this summer.

Fruit, Vegetable

Arlene Brandt-Jenson

SDSU Extension Master Gardener Sign Up Deadline Extended to May 25, 2018

December 18, 2018

Before she became an SDSU Extension Master Gardener, Arlene Brandt-Jenson's modest flower garden served to beautify her home's landscaping. Today, her garden has increased in size, beauty and it provides habitat for many butterflies, bees and other pollinator insects.

Vegetable, Fruit, Flower, Shrub, Plant

extra food from a garden waiting to be distributed

SDSU Extension's Voices for Food is Citizen-Led Effort to Increase Food Security

December 18, 2018

If your refrigerator and pantry shelves are stocked, food security is not something you spend much time thinking about—unless you are Darci Bultje.

Vegetable, Community Garden

sliced orange and yellow peppers on a plate with green dip.

Fuel Up With Dairy to "Go Further with Food"

March is National Nutrition Month® and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to "Go Further with Food." When it comes to food and nutrition, one thing most health professionals agree on is we could all benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables.

Health, Vegetable, Fruit