It's that time of year again when the variety of produce available at the farmers' markets dwindles and you're largely limited to hardy, heat- and drought-tolerant Florida vegetables like eggplant, okra, Seminole pumpkin and Malabar spinach. ... READ MORE
A team from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is offering a two-day program, The Business of Farming Workshop, for entrepreneurs looking to build an agricultural business. Limited bilingual assistance ... READ MORE
Are you bored with the usual tired Valentine's options like boxed bonbons and odorless hothouse flowers? This year seek out some unique, Florida-centric Valentines fun!
For an extravagant, supremely romantic (yet not too expensive) gift, ... READ MORE
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and ... READ MORE
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
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
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
Farmers markets are growing in popularity due to the high demand for locally grown foods. Market farming is a great way to start a small farm business. It gives you the chance to interact with consumers directly and tell them about your products ... READ MORE
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