Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables that are not easily available at other times of the year. Your own garden or farmer’s markets provide a wide variety of the freshest foods and flavors.
Of course, food safety needs to be a top consideration, especially when preparing and eating foods outdoors. Go to http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/july#4th to check out your food safety knowledge! While you are at that website, you will also find tips and recipes for Macaroni Day (July 7), Ice Cream Day (July 21) and Hamburger Day (July 28).