It’s A Busy Spring!

By Joshua Salley

The Spring season is in full swing, and boy does it feel good to be able to enjoy being outside and getting things accomplished.  Everywhere you look, lawnmowers are running, flowers are being planted, hay is beginning to get cut, and school is almost out for the Summer!

We are staying busy here at the Extension Office also.  If you didn’t already know, we began selling tomatoes a few weeks ago that come from our Red River Research Station greenhouses in Bossier City.  This has been a huge hit for those DeSoto residents who like to snack on a nice red tomato or maybe enjoy a BLT sandwich for lunch.  We typically get tomatoes in on Tuesday or Wednesday and for the past two weeks we have sold out the same day!

For those of you looking to do some canning this summer, we are offering a great service here at our office.  On May 26th, we will be doing a free pressure canning testing event.  It will only take about 20 minutes to get your pressure canner tested and you will have peace of mind knowing that your pressure gauge is working correctly so that all your canning is done in a safe manner.  We do ask that you pre-register for this event and you can do so by calling our office at 318-872-0533.


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