Find healthy new dishes your family will love on our "Recipes" page.

Find healthy new dishes your family will love on our "Recipes" page.

A small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

Children will often eat new foods that they help you to prepare!
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Children will often eat new foods that they help you to prepare!

"Fresh Fruit with Honey Yogurt Topping", from Cooking Matters.

"Fresh Fruit with Honey Yogurt Topping", from Cooking Matters.

Learn about food container expiration dates on our Food Safety pages.
Image by Sandy Repp

Learn about food container expiration dates on our Food Safety pages.

Many nutrition classes are held in CCE-Tompkins' new teaching kitchen.
Image by Sandy Repp

Many nutrition classes are held in CCE-Tompkins' new teaching kitchen.

Healthy and low-fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries, from our Recipes page!

Healthy and low-fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries, from our Recipes page!

Food

Welcome to our Food and Nutrition pages!  Cornell Cooperative Extension offers free or low-cost educational workshops, applied research projects, and lots of useful  information on food-related topics from food safety and nutrition to healthy eating on a limited budget.  Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our Education Center to learn more.

Canning jars

Pressure Canning 101

Pressure canning safely preserves low-acid foods such as vegetables or meats. Learn about types of pressure canners and how to use them in this class on 8/22. Sliding scale fee; space is limited.

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Water

Drinking Water Wednesday

Learn about the common tests of drinking water —bacteria, nitrate, nitrite, and lead—at this FREE event on Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ 5:30pm at Dryden Fire Hall.

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Blueberries

Blueberries Ripe for Pickin'

Blueberries are an important crop throughout our region. Enjoy a day outdoors with friends and family at a U-Pick blueberry farms near you.

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Using EBT & Coupons

Did you know that Food Stamps can be used for payment at local farmers' markets? Learn more about using EBT and FMNP Coupons here.

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Canning jars

Preserving Foods

Enjoy harvest fresh flavor and save money too, by safely canning, freezing and drying fresh foods. Find extension resources here on these topics.

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Cm turkey tacos

Healthy Recipes

Just 1lb of ground meat feeds 8 people, with added beans and veggies, in these "Turkey Tacos" from Cooking Matters. Visit our "Recipes" page for this recipe and more!

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Last updated August 16, 2017