Are you ready to make bank with your baking? Florida Cottage Food Law was just revised, expanding options for food entrepreneurs. Concurrently, new State laws for home-based businesses were also revised, making further allowances for at-home ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
If you have some kitchen skills and are looking for a way to make some money, a small-scale food business might pay off.
Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows you to make certain foods in your home kitchen to sell without registering your kitchen ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
We need farm and food businesses to keep providing us with fresh foods. Local growers are taking extra precautions to reduce risks on their farms, and farm visitors have a responsibility to use safe practices too. If visitors are not respectful ... READ MORE
Many workplaces, schools, and social venues have been shut down. One thing remains: Everyone still needs to eat. It’s more critical than ever to keep domestic farming, ranching and associated food processing, packing, and distribution up and ... READ MORE
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Kissimmee, FL
If you are considering starting or expanding a small farm business, this workshop will help you find the answers you need.
Presentations and discussions include:
Osceola County and State regulations ... READ MORE
Farmers markets are growing in popularity due to the high demand for locally grown foods. Market farming is a great way to start a small farm business. It gives you the chance to interact with consumers directly and tell them about your products ... 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