Tag: Agriculture

Plans on the way for 2nd Garden Festival

The Highlands County Master Gardeners are having their 2nd Annual Garden Festival on the November 16, 2019

Let it Grow The Highlands County Master Gardeners took a leap of faith last year and it paid off. The annual plant sale became a Garden Festival. Their theme, “Let it Grow” described the process to a Tee…. Read More

Honey Bees, are in the air!

Worker Honey bee feeds on pink salvia flower

The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It’s that time of year when the bees are busy making honey. Because Highlands County produces so much citrus and citrus produces a heavy nectar flow, the… Read More

Agriculture tours make for a great day to see the Real Florida

An assortment of Florida grown agriculture commodities, including tomatoes, potatoes, and citrus. Photo taken 05-09-16.

Florida Agriculture When you think of Florida, you may think of citrus. In Highlands County we live among the many orange groves. We are the 3-4th largest citrus producing county in the state, depending on the year. We… Read More

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes.

Lots of red tomatoes

A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don’t understand Florida’s vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels out of state… Read More

Florida’s Weather is right for growing vegetables

Lots of red tomatoes

Florida grows great vegetables Florida’s great for growing vegetables, really it is. We rank second only behind California for vegetable production in the US. One thing that sets us apart is our mild winters. It’s because of this,… Read More

South Highlands Agriculture Tour should have something for everyone!

Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 – Southern Highlands County Agricultural Tour – 7:45am… Read More

2018 Highlands County Agricultural Tours

An assortment of Florida grown agriculture commodities, including tomatoes, potatoes, and citrus. Photo taken 05-09-16.

Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Northern Highlands County Agricultural Tour – 7:45am… Read More