Monday, June 22, 2015

Tent is set and ready for the show

Doug Hilton, Jerry Ramey and Dave Rogers helped get the tent setup for today's event

Jennifer Banks, RD 

Covering Food Safety, Canning, and preserving the harvest

for summer vegetables and fruits.

Great turnout today and good food samples!!!!!!!!!

Large Crowd for Cooking Show Saturday June 20th at Harvest of Hope Gardens

Large Crowd for the Cooking show

Ready for Cooking time as the crowd samples some Mexican Chop Salad Jennifer and Linda had brought for today's event

Jennifer Banks Family Consumer Sciences Agent UT Extension Office Sullivan County

Preserving the Season

  1. Canning the harvest
  2. Freezing the harvest
  3. Drying the harvest

Jennifer Banks, RD covers ways to preserve the harvest and reap the benefits of storing food.

Always stressing food safety in food prep is always first rule of thumb before starting any type of preserving. If you are a beginner canning recommended reading is Principles of Home Canning

Some of the recipes passed out for the show


Cooking with Jennifer and Linda

Saturday June 20th
Harvest of Hope Gardens
UT Extension Office Sullivan County 

The video is short due to the length allowed on the blog and download time

Simple Skillet Green Beans
serves 4-6

  • 1 teaspoon oil or butter
  • 1 pound of fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3/4 cup of low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil or butter over medium heat. Add green beans and cook 2-3 minutes stirring often. Pour broth and bring the beans and broth to a simmer. Cover skillet and cook 6-10 minutes on how soft you like your beans. Keep an eye on the liquid in case you need to add a little more to cook. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Finish green beans
Very tasty and great cooking show

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lee Apartment project

Jerry Ramey Master Gardener lays out the walk way for the new gardens at Lee Apartments in Kingsport 

United Way volunteers help layout the garden at Lee Apartments

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lee Apartment Raised Garden Project June 17th 2015

Lee Apartments

Raised Gardens Project

Partnering with United Way of Kingsport and Harvest of Hope

Project Managers

Doug Hilton and Jerry Ramey

On going program please visit the HOH Blog for next work day

Lee Apartment raised garden

Materials for the Project purchases from Lowes Home Stores from a recent grant received from Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association and Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom from Farm Bureau.

Squaring up the walk way and the raised garden. Master Gardeners Dave Rogers and Jerry Ramey

Laying the foundation for Lee Apartment raise garden project

Master Gardener Jerry Ramey lays out walk way at the gardens at Lee Apartments

United Way volunteers work on gardens at Lee Apartments. Taller raised gardens for handicapped access.

Harvest of Hope Gardens

Spring planting reaps great rewards

Dave and Carla Rogers Garden

New Scales for Harvest of Hope

New Scales donated by Randy Neal

Weighs in pounds and a great addition to the garden

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cooking with Jennifer Banks June 20th Harvest of Hope Gardens..................

Your invited!!!!!!!!!!!

Cooking with Jennifer Banks
UT Extension Agent
Sullivan County

June 20th @ 10am and Harvest of Hope Gardens
Kingsport, TN