Monthly Archives: March 2010
|March 29, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce, Recipes|
Florida definitely isn’t known for it’s celery production, but it is a commodity that is produced here. Available in Florida from December until May, Florida celery is predominately grown in South Florida. The peak months of celery production are from January through March. How to buy: Always buy celery with the leaves attached; this is […] continue reading
|March 22, 2010||Posted by admin under FAPC|
The Bedners are proud to announce the grand opening of their flagship farmer’s market and u-pick fields located at State Road 7 and Lee Road, two miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd in Boynton Beach, Florida. Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market is the first farmer-owned and operated market of its kind in Palm Beach County and […] continue reading
|March 17, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, FAPC, Horticulture, News, Seafood|
For those readers who live in Central Florida, I went to the newly-opened College Park Farmers’ Market on Sunday, March 14 and it was really nice! The market is open from 10am to 4pm every Sunday and is in the Eidson Insurance parking lot at 2807 Edgewater Drive (on the corner of Clayton Street and […] continue reading
|March 15, 2010||Posted by admin under Advertising|
We ran this ad last month in a few publications as well as a some online websites. Don’t resist the temptation of fresh, sweet Florida strawberries! continue reading
|March 12, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking|
If you haven’t had a chance to make it to Plant City for the 2010 Florida Strawberry Festival, there’s still time. The 75th Festival is in full swing; the last day to visit is Sunday, March 14. There are concerts, craft and cooking competitions, rides and other events to enjoy. However, the headliner is the strawberry. […] continue reading
|March 11, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce|
It’s the middle of March and all I can see is red! Florida strawberries have invaded the market. Shiny clamshell packages stacked high in the center of the produce aisle draw me in, as my mind works over all the possible ways to savor them. The sweet and tart strawberry season is in full swing, and I want […] continue reading
|March 10, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Farms, Kids|
On March 23, ag industry volunteers will be reading a new children’s book called “Green Florida Farms” to elementary schools around the state for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day. This book is brand new and was developed by two employees in the Division of Marketing at the Florida Department of Agriculture. It teaches kids about […] continue reading
On March 23, ag industry volunteers will be reading a new children’s book called “Green Florida Farms” to elementary schools around the state for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day. This book is brand new and was developed by two employees in the Division of Marketing at the Florida Department of Agriculture. It teaches kids about the environmental practices that Florida farmers use.
“Green Florida Farms” is a sequel to “These Florida Farms,” a book developed for Florida Ag Literacy Day several years ago. The rhyming book follows a guide and two children as they visit different farms around the state, highlighting commodities from Florida.
Florida Ag Literacy Day is held in conjunction with National Ag Day. National Ag Day was started to educate people, especially students, on the importance of agriculture in our lives. From the National Ag Day Website: “Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may only be exposed to agriculture if they enroll in related vocational training.” Florida Ag Literacy Day is coordinated by Florida Ag in the Classroom. Find out more about it here.
If you’re interested in reading “Green Florida Farms” to a classroom, be sure to register before Friday!