Picture of PeachesPeaches are almost 90 percent water, which means they are low in calories.

One medium peach contains about 60 calories. Peaches provide good amounts of vitamins A and C.
Did You Know?
“Georgia peach?” For many years a variety of peach grown in Georgia was the country’s favorite peach.
The state that grows the most peaches today is California.
Choose peaches with firm, fuzzy skins that give a little to gentle pressure when ripe.
Store unripe peaches in a closed paper bag. When ripe, store at room temperature for use within one to two days or store in the refrigerator if you are not going to eat them right away. They should keep for three to five days.

Find peach recipes online!

Grocery shopping cartTips for saving money when shopping for food:

Make a list of all the foods you need. Do this in your kitchen so you can check what you have on hand.

Look for specials in the newspaper ads for the stores where you shop. Look for coupons for foods you plan to buy.

Try store brands. They usually cost less than name brands, can taste as good and generally have the same nutritional value.

If the store has a savings card, sign up for one. Often there are specials that are only available to card holders.

Try to shop when you are not hungry.

For more tips and recipes visit the FoodLink factsheet!

First place roseIf you believe you have award-winning prize roses in your garden, plan to attend the first-ever rose show this fall.

On Nov. 18, in partnership with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the South Valley Rose Society is hosting their First American Rose Society (ARS) Rose Show at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center.

Information about the training classes to prepare for the rose show are online.

Watering bucket with pearThere is a lot of talk about organic gardening, yet people have different ideas about what this means.

Some think it means using no pesticides at all, while others think it means using non-GMO seeds. When in reality, organic gardening is so much more.

If you are interested in finding out what organic gardening really means to your home garden, this is the class for you.

Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, will teach you the principles of organic gardening and how they apply to the home gardener.

Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Find all the details here!