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2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets


January 7, 2022

Where can I buy locally grown food? Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Farm Tour, Farm Tour, Farms, Local Ag, Local Food, Seminole County, Think Local

Farm-City Week Breakfast


November 19, 2021

Here in Extension, we believe in the spirit of the farm. For over 100 years we have been assisting farmers and ranchers, homeowners and organizations grow food. We have the best educational information and research to share to help those folks ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm City, Farm-City Week, Farmers, Local Food, Ranchers

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer


June 30, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Edible Landscape, Florida, Food, Food Forest, Food Waste, Fresh From Florida, Fresh Produce, Fruits, Hwooten, Local Food, Ocextension, Summer, Summer Harvest, Urban Farm, Yard, Yard Farm

‘SWFL Fresh’ campaign encourages purchase of local food


June 29, 2021

Special to The News-Press, May 30, 2020 Southwest Florida is home to a wide range of agricultural commodities, and our farmers are producing some of the freshest fruits, vegetables and seafood you can find. That’s good news for our residents ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Consumer, Growers, Local Food, Marketing, Producers, Products, Sustainability, SWFL, SWFL Fresh
cluster of tomatoes on the vine

Using CFAP2 Funding in Marketing to Local Consumers


November 4, 2020

This article shares information on the 2nd iteration of CFAP funding and ways growers can use the funds in marketing their products to local consumers. Marketing recommendations are based on a focus group study conducted by the UF/IFAS Center ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Good Food Connections, Green Industry, Local Food, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension

Eating from Backyard Gardens in South Florida


May 15, 2020

The pandemic of 2020 has many families faced with job loss, reduced income, and tight budgets leading to limited food options. Food donation lines are long. Many are in need. Farmers are making local produce available directly to consumers. ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition,
Tags: #Covid-19 Pandemic, Avocado, Carambola, Eating, Eating For Good Health, Eating From South FL Garden, Eating From The Backyard, Economical Meals, Food Safety, Green Beans, Hand Washing, Limited Food Options, Local Food, Local Produce, Mango, Nutritious Meals, Recipes, Star Fruit, Tight Budgets, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Solutions, Well Balanced Meals
fresh produce

The Challenge of Food Waste and Loss & How You Can Help


April 29, 2020

Some of the compelling images during the coronavirus pandemic have shown massive amounts of produce being plowed under and milk being dumped. At the same time, people across the nation and world are facing financial hardship, food supply shortages, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Food Waste, Local Food, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension

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