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By Debi Budnick
Klickitat County Public Health Department 

Rainbow of great seasonal foods awaits preservation


There is a rainbow to be seen this time of year in Klickitat County, but not the type you might be thinking of. To see it, visit any farmers market or farm stand. There you will see the rainbow of locally grown fresh produce in season throughout summer and fall. Ripe, sweet fruits, juicy tomatoes, crunchy peas, beans and carrots, and refreshing salad greens are among the many delicious options to be found at the moment. Eating locally grown food that is in season not only tastes better, but it is actually better for your health. Since it doesn’t have to travel far to get to you, it can be picked at peak ripeness. That means that it is full of flavor and has also had time to develop mor...

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