Looking for fun activities to do with kids? Why not expand their vision and introduce the Fresh From Florida produce that makes this state a leader in food production throughout our nation. Florida is well-known for its wide variety of citrus — from our most popular oranges, including tangerines, grapefruits and to lemons and limes.
Florida’s oranges are so popular that they have been named the state fruit, the orange blossom is the state flower and orange juice has been the official state beverage since 1967. Today, Florida produces more than 90 percent of our country’s orange juice.
Fresh From Florida videos – “Ole Red”
The adventures of ‘Ole Red is a fun video of a vintage red truck and his adventures in the Florida agriculture.
Enjoy this YouTube video link: “Ole Red” Talks about Florida‘s Citrus Industry:
For more “Ole Red” videos promoting Florida agricultural products, please click on the link below.
Florida Citrus Activity Book
For added fun, download the UF/IFAS Extension Florida Citrus Activity Book. It is an educational book perfect for youth to learn about our famous crop.
Guide For Adults
Adults can also learn more by browsing through the pages of the first edition of Fresh from Florida, a guide to the state’s food, farms and forestry published in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and featuring stories about the state’s top crops, livestock, agribusiness, tourism, food safety and local products.
Have fun with the family exploring citrus and its history. Enjoy all there is to know about the agricultural industry in Florida.