Category: Work & Life

Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th

We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120… Read More

Container Vegetable Gardening

If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider the possibility of raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will provide sufficient space… Read More

Event: Demystifying Florida Food Regulations

  Demystifying Florida Food Regulations – Roundtable of federal and state food regulators and open discussion. Interested in starting a Food Business in Florida? Food regulations can be complex to understand and uncertainties in interpreting the policies can… 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

Event: Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Orchid Show

UF IFAS Extension Collier County and Collier County Parks and Recreation are pleased to join with area orchid enthusiasts to present Orchids in the Park.  A local Orchid Show and Sale located at the North Collier Regional Park… Read More

Collier County Extension Building Takes a Hurricane Hit

Hurricane Irma roared through Collier County taking roofs, screens, signs, trees, foliage, electricity and cell phone service. The UF IFAS Extension Collier County building was hit hard. The metal roof was ripped off, the ceiling collapsed and there… Read More

What is the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee?

What is the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee? The Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee is a membership-based commercial kitchen where members can select from a range of customized hours and plans to prepare, cook and package their culinary creations for… Read More

Question: How Do I Start a Food Business in Collier County?

Question: I’m an entrepreneur looking to start a food product related business in Collier County. But where do I start? How can I find information on business planning, product development and regulations? And what process do I need… Read More