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Benefits of Eating Local Foods


April 28, 2022

Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Buylocal, Eat Local, Florida Grown, Floridafruits, Floridaproduce, Floridavegetables, Fruit, Local Foods, Local Grown, Ocextension, Vegetables
A small head of broccoli with dark green leaves all around. Both the head and leaves have water droplets.

Freezing Fresh Broccoli: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

Food Preservation Saves You Money If you are like me, you may get a little overzealous at the farmer’s market or grocery store when the produce is looking extra fresh and crisp. Maybe there is a great ‘buy two, get the third free’ deal ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local

Switch it up with Swiss Chard: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

Switch it up with Swiss Chard Looking for a new leafy green to add to your plate? Well look no further because Swiss chard is here to break up the kale, collards, and spinach. Swiss chard has bright green leaves and depending on the variety, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local
Two white hands with silver nail polish hold a white cardboard flat box of strawberries. There are green strawberry plants in the background. The words Food Check-Out Week 2022 are written in white on top of the photo

Local Berry and Beet Salad: Food Check-Out Week 2022


February 13, 2022

Why Local? Locally grown strawberries in the winter may seem ludicrous to most people in the United States but this isn’t the case for folks living in Central Florida. One of the benefits of living in the humid subtropical climate of Central ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local
Food Checkout Week 2022 graphic with shopping cart and food bag

Have you heard about Food Check-Out Week?


February 13, 2022

What is Food Check-Out Week? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average family of four will earn enough money after seven weeks of working to pay for all their food for the rest of the year. Our farmers work all year ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local

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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