Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Agri Leader

East End Market is innovative food hub

Central Florida’s Agri-Leader
Published: 10/22/14
Cracker curator

Cracker curator

ZOLFO SPRINGS—Step into the Cracker Trail Museum located in Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, and you step into Florida’s history.
Published: 10/15/14

Farmers, ranchers leadership 2014-16 class announced

Florida Farm Bureau Federation has announced the selection of 15 members to its 2014-16 class of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group.
Published: 10/15/14
Food truck goes local with frozen desserts

Food truck goes local with frozen desserts

We’ve heard a lot recently about restaurants that obtain ingredients from local farms or farm markets and include those ingredients in their dishes.
Published: 10/15/14
Escambia 4-H celebrates a milestone as one of the nation’s oldest

Escambia 4-H celebrates a milestone as one of the nation’s oldest

GAINESVILLE — In 1914, cattle in Escambia County grazed in open fields.
Published: 10/15/14
Backyard rainforest is tropical paradise

Backyard rainforest is tropical paradise

WEST PALM BEACH—There are 2.4 million square miles of tropical rainforests on the planet, covering about 2 percent of the Earth’s total surface.
Published: 10/15/14
Invasive Island applesnails alarming lake dwellers

Invasive Island applesnails alarming lake dwellers

I’ve known about Florida applesnails (Pomacea paludosa) since I was a child. My father taught me about them and explained they were the main source of food for the endangered Everglades kite, a medium sized hawk-like bird that graces the shore...
Published: 10/08/14

Water conservation

Throughout the nation, growers, farmers and ranchers are contending with water scarcity caused by rising global temperatures, climate variability, droughts, floods, pollution, growing populations and increased demands.
Published: 10/08/14

Fruit, vegetable growers join state program

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has joined the Fresh from Florida marketing program run by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Published: 10/08/14
Freeze and store fruits, veggies and herbs

Freeze and store fruits, veggies and herbs

Last week, I wrote about why some of us are choosing to freeze fruits and vegetables for later use, and how these efforts fit in with a quest to eat healthier.
Published: 10/08/14

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