Blackberries are a savory fruit for your palate that can diversify numerous meals. Even though the bulk of blackberries are produced in the Midwest you can still grow a staple crop right here in the sunshine state.
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Hi! I’m Karen Stauderman, a Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for the University of Florida based out of Volusia County. Often in extension, we receive lots of questions on what to grow in Florida to make money or what may be successful ... 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
It seems like simpler times when I was hosting Gardeners Hotline television show (WDSC–PBS) featuring the citrus grower, Bruce Crump (past owner of Vo-LaSalle Farms) on growing citrus in Volusia County. Citrus greening was beginning to play ... READ MORE
Has your small business been impacted by COVD-19? If so, Volusia County has committed over $10 million to help support the small businesses who may qualify with emergency relief. To qualify for these funds your business cannot be a publicly-traded ... READ MORE
Food Pays in UK Garden Centers
In the United Kingdom, garden centers are diversified. Historically, loan institutions in the UK were wary of loaning money to seasonal business operations like plant sales, and Christmas trees. So, the plant ... READ MORE
As the Baby Boomer generation ages, they are drinking less wine due to health reasons. So too, with the Millennial's. Their generation has continued a trend that is focused on healthy food and less alcohol. Cider, Sangria & Wine Cocktails ... READ MORE
One of the more popular décor trends in home designs is that of the ‘farmer’s market décor’. It includes painted metal or wood signs, galvanized aluminum wash tubs, wooden crates, chalkboards and potted plants. In whole, it creates ... READ MORE
In April, the UF/IFAS Extension Commercial Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Family Nutrition Program agents and staff teamed up to deliver a joint event serving hundreds of Volusia County residents at the Deland Farmers Market.
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In October, a team of 24 University of Florida Extension horticulture extension personnel and interested guests recently explored a Horticulture and Cultural Tour of Southern Spain. One of the early visits included an exclusive meeting with ... READ MORE