About this series
Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the yearslong COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide.
In an ongoing effort to help people – from producers to consumers – weather ... READ MORE
At one point in my life I made homemade soup daily. At first it was an unwelcome chore done early in the morning for our café. We no longer have the café. I miss making soup. Moreover, I miss people’s reaction to a delicious and creative ... READ MORE
In January, many folks try new habits, hobbies, and take on cleaning projects, too. Let’s talk about all three in relation to seeds. Over time stored seeds may lose their ability to germinate and grow. What do you do if you are clearing ... READ MORE
I think we would all agree that food is vitally important. More of us are starting to notice that the quality and origin of that food is just as important. Consumers are asking for locally grown, organic, farm-raised and more. The trend for ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center (HAEC) accomplished a challenging feat and grew sweet corn during this wet fall weather. Two phases (0.84 acres each) of 8 different commercial varieties of sweet corn were planted on August ... READ MORE
Fall celebrations of harvest are ingrained in many of us. As we head into a season of gratitude one thing I am thankful for is living in sunny Florida. Here, we can celebrate with early fall harvests of summer crops like sweet potatoes and ... READ MORE
During the pandemic, many of our local producers have had difficulty finding outlets to sell their produce, while distributors, institutional buyers, food banks, and others may need produce. Listed below are opportunities that may be of help ... READ MORE
If the thought of eating fruits and vegetables gives you a sour face, you are in the majority. According to a recent poll by the CDC, 90% of Americans are not getting the recommended servings from fruits and vegetables in their diets. Coincidentally, ... 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