Recap of October First Friday with Florida First Detector
On October 7th, we covered resources for identification of plant problems. This was the second class in our First Friday series that built upon the basics of invasive species that ... READ MORE
Recap of September First Friday with Florida First Detector
On September 2, 2022, we dove into an overview of invasive species Florida. An invasive species is a non-native species that causes economic or environmental harm or harm to humans. ... READ MORE
What is Florida First Detector?
Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. We offer in-person and virtual ... READ MORE
Oh the joys of a local Farmer’s Market. I’ve been a farmer’s market attendee since I can remember. I spent many Saturday mornings strolling down a blocked off street, going from vendor to vendor spending the $10 or so my ... READ MORE
When and Where?
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:30PM
UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Auditorium (250 W County Home Rd, Sanford, FL, 32773)
Register in advanced using the google form. Free food will be provided to those that register ... READ MORE
Food Preservation Saves You Money
If you are like me, you may get a little overzealous at the farmer’s market or grocery store when the produce is looking extra fresh and crisp. Maybe there is a great ‘buy two, get the third free’ deal ... READ MORE
Locally grown strawberries in the winter may seem ludicrous to most people in the United States but this isn’t the case for folks living in Central Florida. One of the benefits of living in the humid subtropical climate of Central ... READ MORE
What is the idea?
The average person is far removed from how their food gets from the farm to their plate. However, we have learned there are lots of ways to get connected with local agriculture, especially here in Seminole County. This might ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... 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