Category: Food Safety

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?

We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer.  Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of… Read More

Fact Sheet: Handling the Fish You Catch

One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn’t taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly. In addition to disappointing… Read More

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Plenty of Non-Perishable Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s nothing like trying to eat when the refrigerator and kitchen lights don’t work. That’s what some will face this hurricane season. University of Florida experts urge everyone to stock up on non-perishable food so… Read More

WORKSHOP: Food Preservation 101 May 16, 2018

If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More

Preserve Food And Increase Shelf Life

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Preserving%20the%20harvest.m4a Springtime in north Florida means sunshine, blooms, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables from the garden.  Having a bumper crop is a good problem, but making sure all that… Read More