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UF/IFAS Extension relationships highlight community resilience after Hurricane Ian

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November 9, 2022

Co-authored by Alyssa Vinson and David Outerbridge Wakeful in early morning, cool air, clear sky, what would the morning sun bring to light and sight? Intensification, quick turns, bundling up loved ones and properties. The day after Hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community, Featured Hot Topic, Hurricane Ian, Master Gardener Volunteers

Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption


August 26, 2022

In Florida, a person can manufacture certain cosmetic soaps, lotions, moisturizers, and creams in their home per Florida Statute 499.01(2)(p). These specific types of cosmetic manufacturers do not require a license, permit, or inspection of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Cosmetic Manufacturer, Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption, Creams, DBPR, Exemption, Florida Drug And Cosmetic Act, Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturing Permit Requirements, Jennifer Hagen, License, Lotion, Making Soap, Moisturizers, Soap, Synthetic Detergent

Selling Honey Under Florida’s “Home Sweet Home Act”: What’s all the Buzz?


August 25, 2022

Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Beekeepers, Bottling Honey, Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Honey Bee, Honey Processors, Jennifer Hagen, Selling Honey In Florida

Cottage Food Operations “Home Sweet Home Act” 2021 Update


August 25, 2022

In Florida, a person or entity can produce, package, sell, and store cottage food products in their primary home kitchen per Florida Statute 500.80. Cottage food operators do not require a license or permit, and these operations are not inspected ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Florida Cottage Food, Florida Statute 500.80, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Jennifer Hagen

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy


January 27, 2021

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed to find something I could control. With ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Featured, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Friendly Plants, Florida Yard, Garden Therapy, Jennifer Hagen, Landscape Design, Lee County, Native Landscaping, Pollinators, Right Place, Right Plant, Sustainable Landscaping, UF/IFAS, Water Efficiency, Wellness

Beyond Cottage Food Products: What’s pH have to do with it?


April 24, 2019

Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety
Tags: Acidified, BBQ Sauce, Canned Food, Canned Fruits And Vegetables, Cottage Food, Farmers Market, Flavored Oils, Food Business, Food Entrepreneurship, Food Safety, Hot Sauces, Low Acid, Marinades, Matt Krug, Pepper Jelly, PH, Pickles, Processing, Salsas, Sauces, Value Added

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