In the last year a Fabulous Food Cooking School series has been offered with great success in Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties through the cooperation of the county extension faculty.

The extension agents are finishing their second series and would like to bring Franklin County residents “Growing Winter Salads” on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office, 66 4th Street, Apalachicola.

Salads are such a tasty way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into the diet. It is easy to get burned out on the same salad recipes and we would like to offer some fresh ideas.

The class will be hosted by Franklin County extension staff while Trevor Hylton, FAMU Wakulla/Leon, and Monica Brinkley, UF/IFAS Liberty County Extension faculty will be the speakers. Trevor will share how to grow lettuces and many of the cool weather vegetables that make tasty salads. Monica will have your hands busy making salads for tasting.

To cover the expense of the class, a $15 fee will be charged. If the fee prohibits your attendance, just indicate that when you pre-register and your fee will be waived.

Pre-registration is necessary and can be done by called 653-9337 or by emailing Shelley Swenson at

Workshops like this are a way to utilize the UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Office faculty. Come and learn what we bring to your county and the opportunities for on-going education through our services. We hope to have a great turnout for this event to assist us in determining future programming for Franklin County citizens.

Shelley Swenson, a family and consumer sciences extension agent in Wakulla County, is the interim county extension director for Franklin County.