Thursday, August 7, 2008

Food Information Websites

I am a big fan of the Librarians' Index to the Internet. Their website and weekly email newsletter highlight interesting, vetted web sources in every subject area—including food.

Recent newsletters have featured food safety and preservation sites and community farming histories. So with the summer bounty in full bloom and with CSA baskets brimming with goodness and happiness, I thought it wise (and hopefully helpful) to pass the information along.

Penn State's Solution Source provides tips on freezing food, food storage, and avoiding food-related illnesses from e. coli and listeria. The site also includes recipes and suggestions on such important topics as the best pickling practices and making soft jelly firm.

The National Center for Home Food Preservation out of the University of Georgia has a helpful site called How do I freeze...., where one can learn the tricks of the trade on freezing everything from blackberries to sour cream to zucchini.

This week's LII newsletter features a fascinating online history of community farming from the Rodale Institute (whose website is always chock-full of valuable information); while the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service also includes a sixteen page history of the CSA, in addition to other local farm information.

There are plenty more worthwhile food websites from reputable sources featured on the Librarians’ Index website, so pay them a visit!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these - I haven't run across the penn state one before and I love it!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of local, Sunset Magazine is doing a cool "one-block" project. They're keeping bees, raising chickens, gardening... The blog includes plenty of how-to info. and recipes...


Deborah Dowd said...

What a great set of resources! I can't wait to check themall out!

Betty Carlson said...

Thanks for sharing the resource -- it sounds great for doing research.