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Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a nutrition and physical activity program in Central Georgia, a Bright from the Start news release says.

Through the “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits: Implementing Wellness Policies in Child Care Centers in Georgia,” Bright from the Start will provide 38 early care and education centers in 42 middle Georgia counties with assistance in developing and implementing wellness policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children ages zero to five years.

The selected centers will receive up to $3,000 in the form of sub-grants to support wellness activities.

The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

Next to the junk drawer I think the scariest place in the kitchen may just be the spice cabinet.  Those red capped bottles and cute antique looking tins seem to breed and multiply when we aren’t looking and become a jumbled mess in which you can’t find the thyme when it’s time. (sorry, I know that was bad!)

So over Christmas break when our schedule calmed down enough, I decided my spice cabinet needed some attention. I already had stepped shelves to hold my spice bottles but it was still difficult to find what I needed when I needed it.

Step one was to pull all the spices out and discard any spices that were expired. This proved to be an interesting archeological exercise. Most of the bottles that I threw out were 1-2 years out of date, but the winner is…..

Read more here.

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Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 
 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

Mulberry St. Market Today!

Today the Mulberry Market in Downtown Macon features Deer Creek Farms in Forsyth, Dickey Farms in Musella, Davis Farms in Roberta, The Little Farm in Gray and the Evergreen East Farm in Jeffersonville.

The Mulberry St. Market is happening from 4-7 p.m. today, Wednesday.

Not only will you find produce, you can find beef, baked goods and jellies.

If you take photos, e-mail them to us at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Many viewers are telling us that they're hearing the cicadas.

Have you seen any of these noise-making culprits? Some viewers are telling us they are louder this week than they were when they first emerged.

Send us your photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.