Family & Consumer Science Brings Fun to the Fair

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension staff will put on fun and useful food and nutrition demonstrations during the Delaware State Fair.  The demonstrations will be held in the air-conditioned Ag Commodities building (directly across from the Kent Bldg)on the fairgrounds.


Veggie Bingo                                                                                      July 22nd & 30th 12-1 pm

Stumped by what to do with fresh vegetables?  Learn tips on vegetable selection and storage, buying in season, food safety practices, and pairing with herbs and spices.  As the name suggests, participants will also have the opportunity to partake in an interactive Vegetable Bingo Game.  A tasty recipe, Crunchy Vegetable Burrito Banditos, will be prepared and sampled.

Blubber Burger: Healthier Fast Food                                                                       July 24th 2-4 pm

Fast food doesn’t have to mean unhealthy food!  Discover the amount of fat in some fast food favorites and learn how to make healthier choices at fast food restaurants.  This demonstration will also include the preparation and sampling of the recipe, Broccoli & Bean Quesadilla, which is great when your low on time, but still want a healthy meal.

Canning 101                                                                                                   July 26th 2-3 pm

Do you have more fruits and vegetables than you know what to do with?  Learn the basics of the tools and the process necessary to preserve foods using the water bath and canning method.  Some resources that can be used to get safer recipes and appropriate techniques will be shared as well.

Is it Spaghetti or is it Squash?                                                                      July 27th 2-3 pm

Learn how to prepare delicious spaghetti squash!  Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta containing only 10 grams of carbohydrate per cup. This is helpful for people with diabetes who need to be conscious of their carbohydrate intake. It also a good source of vitamins C and B6.

And from our colleagues at Agriculture & Natural Resources…

Innovative Lima Bean Recipies
July 22, 2-3 pm

Did you know that Lima Beans are a major crop in Delaware? And no one knows more about them then our “Lima Bean Lady” and expert Emmalea Ernest! Learn how to prepare delicious recipies featuring our little green powerhouse bean!