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Title:The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmers' Market
Pub. date: 5/2007, updated 5/2008
Includes: PowerPoint, related handout and online slideshow
Audience: Multiple Audiences, Adults, Older teenagers, Parents, Caregivers
Language: English
Description:"The Garden Grocery" is a presentation that teaches students what to expect and what to look for at the farmers’ market. Various topics are covered including nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, storage tips, and ways to get more fruits and vegetables in meals and snacks. The presentation is available as an online slideshow or a downloadable PDF file. An accompanying two page handout includes the same facts from the slideshow in a concise, portable format.
Funding Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Developer: Amy Peterson, MS, RD, Alice Henneman, MS, RD
Organization: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Phone: 402-441-7180
Length: 86 total slides, 2-page handout
Pilot Testing: Reviewed by several potential end-users and tested with target audiences before it was made available to the public.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: In this slideshow, vitamin and mineral benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption are listed. Eating a variety of different colors of fruits and vegetables is encouraged, and benefits of each color are also included. Food safety and selection information is a large part of the presentation as well, including ripening, storage, and hand washing. At the end of the slideshow, there are links to resources and additional information on the topics presented. The slides include some animation and no sound, so speakers are not necessary.
View/download files: 
Visit Web site (html):
Download PowerPoint Slides (14.6 MB):
View Online Slideshow:
Download handout (1.1 MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County
    Contact: Alice Henneman
    Mail: 444 Cherrycreek Rd, Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68528-1507
    Phone: (402) 441-7180
    Fax: (402) 441-7148
    Order URL:
    Cost: 0.00 per slides
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Download free of charge off the Internet.

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