When you’re perusing the produce section, you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables. If not eaten within a few days after harvest, many age quickly and get thrown out, leading to food waste, say University of Florida experts.
Fruits ... READ MORE
If you’re perusing the produce section, you generally seek fresh, pleasant-looking fruit – the kind most consumers want to buy. Usually, that means you see few, if any, blemishes.
Fruit bruising has many causes: compression, impact or ... READ MORE
The Hilltop Landings Community Garden, revitalized a year ago by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, continues to grow strong. Resident volunteers maintain the community garden under the guidance of Community Gardens Program Assistant, Eden Santiago-Gomez, ... READ MORE
Have you ever purchased fresh fruit, expecting it to ripen at home, and it never does? Perhaps you bought a pint of strawberries and noticed a few green ones at the bottom of the container. Well, no matter how long you wait, those green strawberries ... READ MORE
The parents at Lacoochee Elementary were the first in Pasco County to receive a Grocery Store Tour, held at a local Winn Dixie. This hour and a half long tour takes participants around the store to explain all the tips and tricks in how to shop ... 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
Summer Break is almost here! Beat the heat and keep the kids entertained with a melon carving party! Closely related to pumpkins, melons are fun and easy to carve. So, dust off the melon baller (or your pumpkin carving kit) and get creative ... READ MORE