Monthly Archives: July 2012
|July 31, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Events|
This year, the 2012 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents will be hosted by the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program and will be held in Orlando, Florida from October 21 – 25. Over 1400 Extension 4-H Agents from around the country will come to Florida to soak up great professional development opportunities through outstanding speakers, […] continue reading
|July 31, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Cooking, Recipes|
I was reading a blog that described the cultural contrast between Hispanics’ food preferences and American’s food choices by saying that Hispanics prefer heavier food, like rice and beans, over a sandwich at lunch time because it’s a cultural tradition passed on through family generations. I felt so identified and connected with the Hispanic author’s […] continue reading
|July 30, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Kids|
Before the start of each school year, the Clay County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Teacher Appreciation Expo for all Clay County Teachers. This year the Clay County Farm Bureau is teaming up with the Chamber to ensure that agriculture education materials are being provided to our area teachers. Do you have agriculture education curriculum […] continue reading
|July 27, 2012||Posted by Nicole under Seafood|
I don’t watch a lot of television nowadays but one of the shows I always make time for (well, my DVR makes time for) is Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. It is fascinating to see what crazy things Andrew will eat as he travels all over the globe. Foods that we in the U.S. might […] continue reading
|July 23, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Events, Kids, News|
It’s nice to see hardworking teachers recognized for their service, innovation and creativity. Thomas Gantt, who teaches high school biology and chemistry at iPreparatory Academy in Miami, developed a way to incorporate agriculture education concepts into his classes through the project “Worms in Space.” This curriculum allows students to observed impacts of outside influences on […] continue reading
|July 20, 2012||Posted by Nicole under Seafood|
Looking for great Florida seafood? You have come to the right place! We have put together a list of many of the great seafood restaurants throughout the state. Some of these restaurants have been run by families generation after generation. Some are new endeavors started by people who want to keep the seafood industry alive and […] continue reading
|July 19, 2012||Posted by Melissa under Events, FAPC, Farms, News, Produce|
This year we were thrilled to have Florida Classic Growers joining us for the first time at “Fresh From Florida” Weekend at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Florida Classic Growers produces and markets Florida citrus (grapefruit, oranges and tangerines) and Florida peaches. The company markets for the Dundee Citrus Growers Association and the Florida […] continue reading
This year we were thrilled to have Florida Classic Growers joining us for the first time at “Fresh From Florida” Weekend at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Florida Classic Growers produces and markets Florida citrus (grapefruit, oranges and tangerines) and Florida peaches.
The company markets for the Dundee Citrus Growers Association and the Florida Classic label. As a cooperative, it produces 18 different citrus varieties on more than 10,000 acres.
In 2011 Florida Classic Growers began a new initiative with peaches. Florida peaches are a low-chill variety, which means that they require fewer chill hours (at or below 45 degrees F) to ripen than peaches commonly grown in other states and countries. They are harvested from April to June (in between seasons from Chile and Georgia/South Carolina), so they fill a void. Additionally, they are delicious! It was great having Florida Classic Growers join us this year. Check out the website at www.flclassic.com for more information.