|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 6, 2015||Posted by Melissa under Agriculture, Education, Events, FAPC, Farms, Healthy Eating, Kids, Produce, Uncategorized|
“Fresh From Florida” member Sweetwater Organic Community Farm will celebrate this year’s grand opening of “Sweetwater Sundays” farmers market on Sunday, October 18. Now in its tenth year, the farmers market will run every Sunday, except for Easter Sunday, through May 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is an urban organic […] continue reading
|September 23, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Education, Events, FAPC, Farms, Healthy Eating, Kids, News, Produce, Uncategorized, Wine|
Consumer demand for locally grown foods and agritourism activities continue to rise. According to the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, farmers’ markets in the United States have expanded by 180 percent since 2006, and on-farm agritourism events have increased by 24 percent since 2007. What is agritourism? The definition according to our Florida Statutes “means […] continue reading
|August 13, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cattle, Education, Farms, Kids, News, Uncategorized|
The Florida Agriculture Museum is pleased to announce an addition to their Cracker cattle herd with the birth of a handsome red bull calf. Florida Cracker cattle are a part of Florida’s living history, being descendents of the first European breeds of cattle to arrive in the Americas. The Florida Cracker cattle breed is still quite […] continue reading
|June 30, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Advertising, Agriculture, Cooking, Education, Events, FAPC, Farms, Gardening, Kids, Produce|
Everyone knows that summertime is fun time! And this year, Madison County is continuing the summer fun tradition. So grab your water bottles, lawn chairs and sun screen and come to the 3rd Annual Madison County Agritourism Fest. It will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Clarke’s Midway Mixed […] continue reading
|May 14, 2015||Posted by Melissa under Agriculture, Events, Farms, Healthy Eating, Kids|
If you are in Central Florida this weekend and looking for something to do, stop by Long & Scott’s Farm in Mount Dora for Scott’s 2015 Zellwood Sweet Corn Jamboree. In addition to sampling delicious Zellwood sweet corn, farm visitors will have the opportunity to check out food and craft vendors, and hear exciting musical […] continue reading
If you are in Central Florida this weekend and looking for something to do, stop by Long & Scott’s Farm in Mount Dora for Scott’s 2015 Zellwood Sweet Corn Jamboree. In addition to sampling delicious Zellwood sweet corn, farm visitors will have the opportunity to check out food and craft vendors, and hear exciting musical acts as they perform over the weekend.
The event is Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. both days. Admission is $12 at the door for adults and $8 for kids, but if you order online in advance, adults pay only $10. Two ears of sweet corn are included with every admission! For more information about the event, check out www.longandscottfarms.com/jamboree.html.
Long & Scott Farms has been in operation for more than 50 years, growing corn, cabbage, and pickles (cucumbers destined to become pickles). In the fall the farm hosts a corn maze, and has a seasonal farm market, but this weekend is all about the Jamboree!