|May 6, 2016||Posted by Morgan Edwards under Advertising, Agriculture, Education, Events, Farms, Marketing, Uncategorized|
For the past three years, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Bureau of Seafood and Agriculture Marketing has partnered with the Florida Alligator Marketing and Education Committee (FAME) and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to encourage up-and-coming design students to explore an exotic material they might not have worked with […] continue reading
|February 23, 2016||Posted by Morgan Edwards under Agriculture, Education, Events, Kids|
On February 18th, Florida FFA members from across the state gathered in Tallahassee for a day at the Capitol. This educational event provided students the opportunity to tour various parts of the city, as well as the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the current Capitol building. FFA members also visited with their legislators to share […] continue reading
|January 27, 2016||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, FAPC, Farms, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Uncategorized|
As February draws closer, we enter peak Florida strawberry season, which generally runs from December to April. February 14 is an especially important day, and roses and strawberries pair well for any Valentine’s Day celebration. Strawberries are also an important crop for Florida. We consistently rank second in the nation for production. A key advantage […] continue reading
|December 16, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, Farms, In Stores, Produce, Recipes, Uncategorized|
What is the difference between green beans, snap beans and string beans? Actually, there is no difference at all. They are all the same. Green bean is an obvious term. And the word snap bean is often used because of the immature pods that snap when bent. The phrase string bean is derived from the […] continue reading
|November 12, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, Farms, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Uncategorized|
Of all the produce grown in Florida, squash is one of the few that is native to Florida and other areas of the United States. In fact, it is one of the oldest known crops–10,000 years by some estimates. And since squashes are gourds, they most likely served as containers or utensils because of their […] continue reading
|October 20, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, Events, FAPC, In Stores, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
The cool weather of fall provides some welcome relief from the muggy hot summers typical of Florida. It also offers the promise of so many enjoyable activities including football games, harvest festivals, camping trips and much more. In addition, the eagerly anticipated annual harvest of stone crab claws is another treat Floridians can add to […] continue reading
The cool weather of fall provides some welcome relief from the muggy hot summers typical of Florida. It also offers the promise of so many enjoyable activities including football games, harvest festivals, camping trips and much more. In addition, the eagerly anticipated annual harvest of stone crab claws is another treat Floridians can add to their calendar.
Stone crab season runs from October 15 through May 15 in Florida, so we have six long months to enjoy it. But many stone crab festivals occur in the beginning of the season. You can find out more at www.floridarambler.com.
And as farmers and fisherman strive toward sustainability, stone crab harvesting provides a renewable resource from our seas. Crabbers are encouraged to remove just one claw from each crab, which is regenerated over time.
When purchasing fresh stone crab claws, be aware that they should have a mild sea breeze aroma and should be used within two days. Store them in the coldest part of the refrigerator at 32 degrees immediately after purchasing. Then try one of our Fresh from Florida recipes such as Florida Stone Crab Claws with Key Lime Mustard Dipping Sauce. It’s simple and delicious. Bon Appétit!