Monthly Archives: May 2012
|May 31, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Agriculture, FAPC, Healthy Eating, In Stores, Produce|
There’s still time to catch these great deals on Florida produce in your local grocery store! Albertson’s Athena Cantaloupes 2/$3 Roma Tomatoes $0.88/lb Bravo Oranges $1.99/4 lb bag Harvey’s Athena Cantaloupes 2/$5 Cucumbers 2/$1.29 Grape Tomatoes 2/$5 Green Boiling Peanuts $1.99/lb Green Peppers 2/$1.29 Red Potatoes 5 lb bag Buy One Get One Free Sliced […] continue reading
|May 31, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Recipes|
Well, it is here – the last of our daily recipe series. It was a long, delicious month, wasn’t it? I have just one more recipe to share with you all, and I think a lot of people would agree that I saved the best for last. Garlic Prime Rib Yield 10 Servings Ingredients 1 […] continue reading
|May 31, 2012||Posted by Guest under Kids|
By: Kelly Mosley, Clay County School District On May 1st, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Ben Wortham, read to a large number of kindergarten to 5th grade students through the Clay Virtual Academy Clay County to kickoff Florida Ag in the Classroom’s Ag Literacy Day. With the assistance of Clay County Virtual Academy (CVA) teacher, Carol […] continue reading
|May 30, 2012||Posted by Chris M. under Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce|
As a competitive league tennis player, I often struggle to find ways to stay energized and pumped up during my matches. Tennis, like many other sports, is a mental and physical game. A lull in performance for just a few minutes can drastically change the outcome of a match from a win to a loss. […] continue reading
|May 30, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
Hurry up and make these before Florida blueberries are gone! Blueberry and Lemon Corn Muffins Yield 12 Ingredients Paper muffin cup liners 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 cup whole […] continue reading
|May 29, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Recipes|
Have you purchased “Fresh From Florida” chicken in your local grocery store? Chicken raised in Florida is widely available now throughout the whole state! Here’s one of Chef Justin’s special chicken recipes: Latin Spiced Florida Chicken with Cilantro and Lime Butter Yield 4 Servings Ingredients 4 medium sized Florida chicken breast cutlets (pounded thin or […] continue reading
|May 29, 2012||Posted by Guest under Gardening, Produce|
By: Amy Campbell-Smith, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness The Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden is producing so many fruits and vegetables right now. Here’s a recap of what we’ve seen so far! There’s a sizable watermelon on one of the vines in the back of the garden! And a bunch of tiny melons […] continue reading
By: Amy Campbell-Smith, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness
The Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden is producing so many fruits and vegetables right now. Here’s a recap of what we’ve seen so far!
There’s a sizable watermelon on one of the vines in the back of the garden! And a bunch of tiny melons are strung like Christmas lights along the vines. They’ll grow quickly with all the sunshine we’ve been getting.
The vines on the left side of the back garden are cantaloupes, and they are loaded with tiny fruits!
Our butternut squash are doing really well. We counted 6 squash, with one starting to turn cream-colored. They won’t be ready until around September though. By then we’ll have a truckload!
I saw at least 4 baby zucchini, 3 baby pattypans, and a dozen crookneck babies in the squash/cucumber bed.
Speaking of cukes, we’ll have those for a while. There are bunches of tiny cucumbers on the vines, and we picked 4 today!
The zipper peas, also known as crowder peas, are starting to come in. I picked some black-eyed peas and I saw 6 or 7 zipper pea pods. You can tell them from the black-eyed peas by the lack of the purple blotch on the bottom of the pod.
Every day a tomato or two ripens…go out there and grab one!
We also have potatoes…but they won’t be ready until the potato plants start dying off. Right now, the leaves are still photosynthesizing the sunlight, turning it into energy which it puts into producing big fat edible roots. Yum!
There are tons of eggplants growing too. We’ll have more than enough to last us for a while.
That’s about it for this week, I’ll have another garden update soon!
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