Have you ever experienced just feeling “off” or not quite right? Ever said, “I’m fine - really, I'll be okay”, "I don’t have time to feel bad” or “I just don't have time to go to the doctor." Sometimes we get so busy in life, ... READ MORE
A colorful array...
Like Joseph's coat of many colors, what better vegetable to brighten up your Thanksgiving meal! Orange, white, yellow and purple-flesh sweetpotatoes are coming out of the ground in Live Oak, Hastings, and Fort Pierce at ... READ MORE
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. My hope is that you will take a few minutes to read further to have a better understanding of the disease. I’ll also share about the “heart-head connection” and a list of resources that ... READ MORE
What is a Plant-Based Diet?
A plant-based diet consists of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy oils. Plant-based eating, also known as “plant-rich dietary patterns” or eating “plant forward” is “a style of ... READ MORE
When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food?
“Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut ... READ MORE
When Tom Hoversen, co-owner of Comarco Products, graciously welcomed me into his facility, I was simply overwhelmed with the scale of production. I thought to myself “I must be dreaming.” This absolutely impressive operation with three functional ... READ MORE
Time to Celebrate!
As we move towards Memorial Day weekend, many of us may have plans to spend it outdoors grilling, enjoying the beach or lake, picnicking with friends, and remembering those special people in our lives who have passed while ... READ MORE
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021). Meals and snacks are so much more enjoyable when it includes food or beverages we love to consume. How do ... READ MORE
Heart disease continues to be the “leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States” and is one of the most preventable" (CDC, 2020). One risk factor of heart disease in uncontrolled high blood pressure. There are several ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center (HAEC) accomplished a challenging feat and grew sweet corn during this wet fall weather. Two phases (0.84 acres each) of 8 different commercial varieties of sweet corn were planted on August ... READ MORE