Are you familiar with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)? EEE is vectored by mosquitoes and a concern for Florida residents, particularly during the summer months. The Florida Department of Health posts weekly updates regarding ... READ MORE
No Time to Cook!
Eating healthy meals doesn't mean you need to spend hours in the kitchen! A little planning, a well stocked kitchen and these quick-fix tricks will help get healthy meals on your table with minimal effort. Learn time-saving ... READ MORE
Dengue fever is the first in a series of pest alerts focusing on specific arboviral (or arthropod-borne) diseases, as occurrences are more common during the summer months. A general arboviral disease awareness pest alert was distributed on ... READ MORE
It’s time for all the fun things that summer brings, like picnics, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings. As things heat up outside don’t forget the basic rules of food safety. Stay out of the temperature “danger zone” by keeping hot foods ... READ MORE
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♦ Veggie Corner: Kale
♦ Recipe: "Green Slime" Smoothie and Kale Chips
As the summer rains in Florida create breeding grounds for mosquitos and other arthropods, the public should remain aware of the potential danger of diseases transmitted by arthropods.
Arboviral diseases are viruses that are arthropod-borne, ... READ MORE
Ms. Kristin Jackson, Jefferson County's Family and Consumer Sciences Agent will be hosting the following Food Preservation Classes. *Classes must have a least 4 participants to be held.*
May 29 - Jams and Preserves - 1P - 3P
June 29 - Pickled ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce a new Spider Featured Creatures!
The Southern black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius), is a venomous spider found throughout the southeastern United States. Widow spiders received their name from the ... READ MORE
As the days get warmer, bring on the cool refreshment of fruit. Now is the time to delight in fruit’s tasty, healthy goodness.
Reduce Risk and Protect
A healthy diet that is rich in fruits may reduce risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, ... READ MORE