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A Recap of the 2022 Seminole County Farm Tour


April 7, 2022

What was the 2022 Seminole County Farm Tour? On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2022, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. We started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Food Systems, FoodisOurMiddleName, Fresh From Florida, SeminoleCountyAg, Think Local
green letters that say Grow Your Healthy Florida Lifestyle overlaying photos of seed packets and someone chopping a vegetable on a cutting board

Spring, the Time to Grow….Your Healthy Florida Lifestyle!


April 5, 2022

Grow Your Florida Healthy Florida Lifestyle Class 2022: The UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County is excited to be hosting a class called Grow Your Healthy Florida Lifestyle. During this 5-week IN-PERSON course, participants will get to learn ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Food Systems, FoodisOurMiddleName, Grow, Health And Wellbeing
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Freezing Fresh Broccoli: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local

Switch it up with Swiss Chard: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

Switch it up with Swiss Chard Looking for a new leafy green to add to your plate? Well look no further because Swiss chard is here to break up the kale, collards, and spinach. Swiss chard has bright green leaves and depending on the variety, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local
Two white hands with silver nail polish hold a white cardboard flat box of strawberries. There are green strawberry plants in the background. The words Food Check-Out Week 2022 are written in white on top of the photo

Local Berry and Beet Salad: Food Check-Out Week 2022


February 13, 2022

Why Local? 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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local
farm field of vegetables

2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets


January 7, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Farm Tour, Farm Tour, Farms, Local Ag, Local Food, Seminole County, Think Local

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics


December 21, 2020

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Food Systems, Hydroponics, Morgan Pinkerton, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Systems, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

What fruits can you grow in Central Florida?


October 22, 2020

Fruit Gardening Webinar Series Here at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, we just finished up our "Get Your Grove On" webinar series. The series ran from September 23rd-October 21st and met for an hour every Wednesday at lunch time. During ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Fruit, Fruit Trees, Growing Fruit, Pruning, Subtropical Fruit, Tropical Fruit
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Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds


September 2, 2020

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be part of a brushing scam. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Invasive Species, Mail, Seed Disposal, Seed Packages, Seed Packets, Seeds In Mail, Suspicious Packages, Suspicious Seeds, Unsolicited Seeds, USDA

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