Many of us at some point consider going into business for ourselves. I have done this myself with varying levels of success. The idea of having no one to answer to is appealing. So is the thought of being able to set your own schedule. Business ... READ MORE
Of Florida’s 47,000 farms, 93% are considered small farms. According the the latest USDA data, in Collier County there are 322 farms, 139 new and beginning farmers and 4% of total farms in the county that sell direct to consumer ... READ MORE
Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items?
The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE
So you have a great list of goods you want to make, then what? Let’s take a look at some simple steps to take before launching your cottage food operation. Ideas are cheap, but the implementation of those ideas can be a challenge.
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture.
Small Business Assistance
The U.S. Senate Committee ... READ MORE
Written by Julia Soondar, Food Systems Intern, UF IFAS Extension- Osceola County
On June 27th, Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day will be celebrated for the second time, as declared by the United Nations. This day is meant ... READ MORE
Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in the declared counties of Florida that have suffered financial losses as the result of Hurricane Irma, ... READ MORE