Monthly Archives: October 2009
|October 30, 2009||Posted by admin under News|
Missed some of our updates this week on our Twitter page? Here’s a quick recap of the highlights from the week. This week’s Commissioner Spotlight focused on Agriscience Education Leadership Program. Florida seafood available this week: red grouper, amberjack, flounder, spiny lobster, red snapper, yellowfin tuna, stone crab & oysters SOBE Wine & Food Fest […] continue reading
|October 28, 2009||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Back when I was in school, the cafeteria lunch left much to be desired. You could either go for the standard meal plopped down on a plastic tray or spend the money your mother gave you on pizza, french fries or a milkshake, much to her dismay. If you opted for the traditional meal, it […] continue reading
|October 27, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
For some strange reason, I really wanted a make a casserole this weekend. It’s especially strange for me because I never make them. It’s not that I really have anything against casseroles… they’re basically a full meal in one dish. Who wouldn’t like that? The only problem I have with casseroles is that most of […] continue reading
|October 27, 2009||Posted by admin under Advertising|
This is the 3rd ad in our new series of advertisements, promoting Florida produce. I’ve already posted the Radish Ad and the Snap Bean Ad. So I figured it’s time to debut the squash ad. continue reading
|October 26, 2009||Posted by admin under Produce|
This week’s Florida commodity is the grapefruit. Florida grapefruit are split into two classifications – white and pink. Each has its own distinct taste. They grow in grape-like clusters on the tree, hence the name. The growing season for grapefruit is almost year-round in Florida, from September until June, with the peak production time from […] continue reading
|October 26, 2009||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Farms, Horticulture|
Every time I hear the word “bamboo,” I relate it to a relaxing, shaded atmosphere, usually surrounded by water. Grown in areas with abundant rainfall in hot, humid, lowland tropical environments, these 30 to 50 foot tall timber grasses are grown as collections by Florida horticulturists. Luckily our FAPC member Marc Ellenby at LNB Farms […] continue reading
|October 23, 2009||Posted by admin under News|
Here is the latest news, info and updates from this week via our Twitter page (@freshfromfl) This week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight was on Florida Thoroughbreds (via @SoutheastAgNet) A study was released showing that the diets of infant children has improved in recent years. Great news for our Fresh from Florida Kids program. Florida seafood available this […] continue reading
Here is the latest news, info and updates from this week via our Twitter page (@freshfromfl)
- This week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight was on Florida Thoroughbreds (via @SoutheastAgNet)
- A study was released showing that the diets of infant children has improved in recent years. Great news for our Fresh from Florida Kids program.
- Florida seafood available this week: Red grouper, yellowfin tuna & blue crab. Last week’s cold snap prevented stone crab and spiny lobster harvesters from going out, but availability should pick up soon.
- @SeafoodSource will soon host a webinar on U.S. finfish sales.
- FAPC member Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. returned from Germany’s ANUGA show with good news to report.
- Having trouble getting your kid to eat veggies? Let them grow their own food.
- A new Florida seafood campaign launched this week – “Seafood to Schools“
- Lake Wales farmer Cary Lightsey was named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.
- UF researchers have developed a new pumpkin farming method for Florida (via VGN_News).
- Commissioner Bronson and Federal Officials toured small Florida farms and met with farmers regarding food safety issues this week.
- The Environmental Leadership Awards will be presented next week at the Florida Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting.