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Tag: Covid-19

COVID-19 and Cottage Food Operations: 10 Considerations

As Florida consumers are concerned about coronavirus, it is crucial that sanitation and hygiene best practices are followed. This is very important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help flatten the curve in our county and… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak

A lot of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can… Read More

With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon farmers face uncertainty due to COVID-19

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in South Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in North Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the uncertainty around the… Read More

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Resources for Agricultural Employers & their Employees SBA Paycheck Protection Program On Monday, April 6, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers loans for small businesses to keep their workers… Read More

Outlets for Local Produce

Dear Local Growers and Suppliers: I have heard from some of you that you are either having difficulty finding outlets to sell your produce or you are having difficulty finding produce.  Listed below are some opportunities that I… Read More

COVID 19 response: Your grocery and food-safety questions answered

It’s a battle of facts vs. myths in the rush to get information to the public about how consumers can safely shop for groceries and handle food during the coronavirus pandemic. To get the correct data, we asked… Read More