The growing season is here and there are some wonderful locally grown foods readily available. Local gardens and orchards are bursting with fruits and vegetables.
Locally produced, home grown fruits and vegetables have some very attractive features and benefits.
First, it can be a real money saver. During these economically challenging times, even small spaces can grow food that can reduce the food budget.
Second, home grown fruit and vegetable gardeners can produce their favorite varieties. Many of these tasty varieties are not available in super markets as they do not ship well.
Third, home grown fruit and vegetables are produced to the exact specifications of the growers. Organic, pesticide free or heirloom varieties can be grown in Wakulla County.
To learn more about growing local fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Open House on June 23, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
It is free and open to the public. See the demonstration vegetable garden and fruit trees with locally grown food. For more information go to: https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/ or call 850-926-3931.