What’s the Connection between Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for normal vision, especially in the dark.  It is also important for immune function, reproduction and cell growth for proper development and maintenance of our skin and internal organs. There are… Read More

Pines and Fall Color

closeup of longleaf pine trees

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment.  The iconic image of autumn is a landscape… Read More

Keep Your Eye on Potatoes

Potatoes are one of America’s most popular vegetables.  Whether baked, boiled, microwaved, steamed or fried, they are a favorite complement to most any meal.  They are delicious and nutrient-dense, containing essential nutrients important for good health.  Potatoes are… Read More