Produce prices jump after freeze

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Freddy Canales, a Super Save employee in the produce department, stocks tomatoes and jalepenos Friday afternoon. Produce Manager Veronica Rodriquez said tomatoes recently increased by 10 cents due to the freezes in California and Mexico. Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around […]

Merchants see little effect from country of origin labels

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Almost two months into the use of Country of Origin Labeling for a variety of raw foods, producers and stores are seeing small effects. March 16, federally mandated rules went into effect to require that numerous foods must be labeled with country of origin. Included on the list are […]

Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools. Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month. The person is claiming to be with FFA and told […]

Food ministries change names

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Outreach food ministries in Portales and Clovis have changed providers and will no longer operate under the name Angel Food Ministries. The Portales program is now called the First Baptist Church Food Ministry. The Clovis program will operate as Fruitful Spirit Ministries. The ministries offer discounted food packages that […]

Misadventures in making prickly pear jam

Glenda Price One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them was really good. […]

Animals prepped for livestock show

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A hog looks through the gate of a washing station at the Curry County Fair Grounds Tuesday as his owner, 15-year-old Kayley Pelfrey scrubs his hind feet. Pelfrey said preparing livestock for show is a lot of hard work. By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer On the surface, it seems like […]

Feb. 24, 2008 School Lunch Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Grilled chicken sandwich, pork and beans, lettuce and pickle chips, vanilla cookie and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-O cup, fruit and milk. […]

Feb. 17, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon French toast, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Beef soft taco, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, mixed fruit and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Hawaiian chicken, steamed rice, green beans, […]

Feb. 10, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Waffles and graham crackers, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing, fruit cup and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, potato patty, steamed broccoli, Jell-O cup and milk. Wednesday: […]

Jan. 27, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Grilled chicken sandwich, ranch beans, lettuce and pickle chips, vanilla cookie and milk. Tuesday: Egg biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch —Chicken and cheese quesadilla, salsa, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-o cup, fruit and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]