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New tool helps strengthen local food systems

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August 12, 2022

Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Food Systems, Farmer's Market, Farmers Markets, Food Policy, Food System, Food Systems, Local, Local Food, Local Markets, Small Urban Farm, Small Urban Farms, Toolkit, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Germs and Viruses


March 19, 2020

Proper Handwashing Can Reduce the Number of Harmful Microorganisms on Your Hands Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and families from getting sick. Germs are everywhere so you need to wash your hands often with soap and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Caregivers, Covid-19, Eldery, Farmers Markets, FCS, Flu, Food Handlers, Food Safety, Handwashing, Health And Wellness, Hygiene, School Children, UF IFAS Extension, Viruses

All About Cottage Food


August 23, 2019

The Florida Cottage Food Law of 2011 has opened many opportunities for up-and-coming food entrepreneurs in the state. This allows individuals to manufacture, sell, and store certain types of food products in an unlicensed home kitchen located ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Benefits, Benefits Of Cottage Food Operations, Complaints, Cottage Food Label, COTTAGE FOOD LAW, Cottage Food Operators, Creating Job Opportunities, Farmers Markets, Flea Market, Food Safety, Hazardous Foods, Internet Sales, Kitchen Inspection, Labeling, Local Economy, Local Foods, Regulatory Requirements, Requirements, Selling To Consumers, Starting A Cottage Food Business In Florida, Time And Temperature Control, Unlicensed Home Kitchens
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Florida Farming: Grow, Process, Sell, Repeat: The UF/IFAS Florida Direct Marketing Handbook Is Published

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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

Creating Kid Locavores

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June 24, 2016

One of the best part of my job at GCREC is hosting tour groups from local schools. We recently had the opportunity to entertain a group of 45 STEM students from a local school, R. Bruce Wagner, and we introduced them to something new called ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Blueberries, Elementary School Kids, Farmers Markets, Fruits And Vegeables, Gulf Coast Research Center, Locavores, Produce, Strawberries, Student, UF-IFAS

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