As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave ... READ MORE
There is misinformation circulating in both our media and social media concerning food safety issues about COVID-19. The University of Florida/ IFAS Extension has been on the front line with creating researched based publications to address ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
In order to start and run a commercial food business, it is imperative to review regulations, safety, labeling, processing and marketing features. UF/IFAS has a series of publications on helping to run a successful food related business.
It ... READ MORE
Thawing food is a critical step in food preparation in commercial establishments. If done improper, the food can become contaminated. I still hear where people thaw meats on the counter, which is a sure recipe for a food borne illness risk. ... READ MORE
If you are like thousands of St. Johns County residents, you enjoy the restaurant quality of our local food. St. Johns County restaurants accommodate a diverse menu for the most discriminating taste buds! Most residents enjoy a night out and/or ... READ MORE
Many people take for granted that soap and water are enough to clean and sanitize a kitchen. While it is true that it may clean up some of the dirt and grime, it does not properly sanitize a kitchen. The definition of sanitizing is reducing ... READ MORE