If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you.
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Have you ever wondered how food shopping practices and consumption affects our environment and the planet? Would you like to learn how to select food options that support the community and are better for your health?
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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 state. Consumers ... READ MORE
One of the more popular décor trends in home designs is that of the ‘farmer’s market décor’. It includes painted metal or wood signs, galvanized aluminum wash tubs, wooden crates, chalkboards and potted plants. In whole, it creates ... READ MORE
Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license ... READ MORE
In April, the UF/IFAS Extension Commercial Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Family Nutrition Program agents and staff teamed up to deliver a joint event serving hundreds of Volusia County residents at the Deland Farmers Market.
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Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. A time for relaxation and taking stock of our fortunes. A time to see just how comically large of a turkey we can fit into a deep fryer and, subsequently, a time to thank our local firefighters. ... READ MORE
What is a Cottage Food?
A cottage food product is a non-potentially hazardous food product produced in an unlicensed home kitchen. A person who produces a cottage food product is a Cottage Food Operator.
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Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers' approach to addressing food access, affordability and nutrition education is unique in that it works with the full food system from producer to consumer. With almost five years of experience ... READ MORE
Walking with lattes in hand, a young, upwardly mobile couple survey stunning displays of baby, heirloom, and exotic produce at a local farmers market; paying far more than the average person could or would for local foods. This image is ... READ MORE