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With Extension connections – alternative markets taking shape

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA – Thanks to some creative thinking among UF/IFAS Extension agents and community partners throughout the state, alternatives to organic, green and farmers markets are creating business traction on behalf of growers and local food producers. In… Read More

Ft. Pierce Farmer’s Market named one of the best in the country

FT. PIERCE, Fla. — Nearly 20 years ago, University of Florida Extension Agent and Master Gardener Anita Neal dreamed of a farmer’s market in downtown Ft. Pierce, overlooking the Indian River. She envisioned a place where residents could… Read More

UF/IFAS helping those in need eat healthy for the New Year

SARASOTA, Fla. — Karen Maxey, 69, grew up on a farm eating fresh fruits and vegetables and maintained that healthy diet throughout her life.  But in 2007, the economy took a toll on her personal and professional life;… Read More

Farmers’ market phonies raise ire of some customers — but not all, UF researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doing business with a farmers’ market phony selling non-local food might bother some shoppers, but not all, according to a new University of Florida study.  Shoppers often… Read More