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Using Tropical Fruit under the Florida Cottage Food Law


July 16, 2021

Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items? The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Collier County, Cottage Food, Entrepreneurship, Farm Business, Hobby Farm, Home Business, Home Gardening, Mango, Regulations, Small Business, Small Farm, Tropical Fruit

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus


July 15, 2021

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners. Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farm Business, Food Business, Landscape, Master Gardener, Stinky Flowers, Sustainability, Unusual Plants

Agritourism and U-Pick Operations: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency Executive Order


April 3, 2020

COVID-19 has already had significant impacts on our food systems and you may be wondering what the Governor's new "stay at home order" means for your agritourism and u-pick operation. Governor DeSantis and his team used the Department ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agritourism, Covid19, Farm Business, Small Farms, UPICK
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Florida Farming: Grow, Process, Sell, Repeat: The UF/IFAS Florida Direct Marketing Handbook Is Published


July 23, 2019

Do you dream of a small farm side hustle to test your business savvy and open up your financial opportunities for the future? UF/IFAS Extension has just the guide for you! The Florida Direct Marketing Handbook is an 88 page full color ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm Business, Farm Planning And Management, Farmers Markets, Mbhenry, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms
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Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting Recap 2018


December 3, 2018

On Monday, November 5th, small-scale vegetable farmers, cattle ranchers, mushroom growers, food foresters and industry members came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of small-scale farming in Southwest Florida. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farm Business, Farms, Jessica Ryals, Small Farming, Sustainability, SWFL, UFIFASSFTeam
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Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th


October 17, 2018

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 WHAT: ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Collier County, Entrepreneurship, Farm Business, Farmers, Fruit, Jessica Ryals, Livestock, Marketing, Regulation, Small Farmers, Southwest Florida, Sustainability, Vegetables

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