Most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Buy local at McKinney’s two Farmer’s Market locations instead. Visit the Chestnut Square Historical Village website for more information.
For research based information regarding the preservation of foods (canning, freezing, drying, jams, jellies and pickling), please contact Carrie Brazeal at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office for Collin County located at 825 North McDonald Street, Suite 150 in McKinney. You can call at 972-548-4233.
Go Texan Program from Texas Department of Agriculture
The GO TEXAN program, launched by the Texas Department of Agriculture in 1999, promotes the products, culture and communities of Texas. The easily recognizable mark - a glowing brand in the shape of Texas - taps into Lone Star loyalty, working to persuade the 24 million Texans who shop, dine and travel to choose the state’s bounty.
Learn more about the program, by visiting the Go Texan website.