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.
First, ... READ MORE
I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida supports a forest ... READ MORE
J. Sewards, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, DeLand, Fl.
Situation: Many communities search for ways to increase access to fresh produce as a way to improve overall health outcomes and build a sense of community. The ... READ MORE
Is Fresh Produce Best?
When we decide to start eating a healthy diet, often we start by stocking up on lots of fresh produce. While this is a great way to kick off healthy habits, sometimes we make these purchases with good intentions - thinking ... READ MORE
You may wonder whether you need to wash raw foods before you prepare them. While it’s true that certain foods should be washed before they’re eaten, washing other types of foods isn’t recommended. Learn the do’s and don’ts of washing ... READ MORE
Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County.
Summer is the perfect time for tropical fruit! Luckily, there are several varieties available fresh from Florida--one of them is guava! ... READ MORE