Mush Ado About Nothing?
The promise of summer brings so many new curiosities to our landscapes. One of the most dramatic and surprising of these changes is the arrival of mushrooms in our environments. Seemingly appearing between the afternoon ... READ MORE
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
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
What is the buzz around Florida’s Cottage Food law? Are you a Florida beekeeper and interested in selling your honey under cottage food law, but uncertain of the rules and regulations?
Beekeepers are permitted to sell raw honey as a cottage ... READ MORE
One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn't taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly. In addition to disappointing taste, fish stored or processed improperly ... READ MORE
What is a Cottage Food?
A cottage food product is a non-potentially hazardous food product produced in an unlicensed home kitchen. A person who produces a cottage food product is a Cottage Food Operator.
Does a Cottage Food Operator require ... READ MORE
Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help.
The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts ... READ MORE
Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida?
There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, ... READ MORE
from G.M., via e-mail
Hydrogen sulfide or sulfur is a naturally occurring contaminant, which gives water a disagreeable "rotten egg" odor and taste. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that is found in well water and makes water corrosive to ... READ MORE