Tagged local food

Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farms standing in his potato field in Northeast Florida
Marketing
October 17, 2016
Food Hubs Helping Connect Agriculture And Urban Communities
Northeast Florida farmers collaborate to teach consumers about farming, while providing high-quality produce to local buyers. Read More
guessing game using walnuts
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Deception Is A Dish Best Never Served [Opinion]
Recent mainstream media kerfuffle over local food legitimacy stirs up the need for more clearly defined terms, better awareness among consumers. Read More
cash money in hand
Farm Management
April 5, 2016
USDA Announces $90 Million-Plus To Support Local Food, Specialty Crop Producers
Interested applicants should apply directly through their state departments of agriculture, which administer a competitive grant process. Read More
Vegetables near Flamingo Roads farmers market entrance
Citrus
October 25, 2015
Local Food Movement Expected To Grow By $11.7B
USDA has created new economic opportunities in the growing market for local and regional foods. USDA supports the industry through Read More
Fruits
May 1, 2015
Expand Your On-Farm Market’s Reach In A Click Or Two
USDA’s local food directories can help promote your business while expanding your reach to new customers. Read More
Fruits
May 1, 2015
What USDA Local Food Directory Is Right For Your Business?
According to the USDA’s Local Food Directories, there are specific definitions for farmers’ market, on-farm market, CSA, and food hub. Read More
Fruits
March 2, 2015
Workshop Set In Florida To Help Grow Local Food Movement
Meeting part of nationwide effort to train people how to attain grants for USDA’s Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion programs. Read More
Fruits
October 1, 2014
Organic And Local Food Economies Receive More Than $52 Million In USDA Grants
Most of the grants were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. Read More
Uproot Farms organic
Fruits
July 16, 2014
Florida Conference To Teach Small, Beginning Farmers About Specialty Crop Production
UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University are presenting their sixth annual conference focusing on the latest in local, organic foods, hydroponic production, and more. Read More
Farm Management
June 13, 2014
5 Breakthrough Farm Marketing Tips For Florida Growers
Break down barriers with proven ideas to put your produce in front of consumers. Read More
Farm Management
May 28, 2014
Study: ‘Local’ Vs. ‘Organic’ Food Terms Confusing Consumers
Research aims to help producers and sellers clarify the differences, market appropriately. Read More
Marketing
March 19, 2014
California Strawberry Production Shows Positive Impact On Local Communities
New economic report from the California Strawberry Commission Illustrates the fruits of farming. Read More
Farm Management
December 20, 2013
Opinion: To Survive, We Must Look Beyond The Buy Local Concept
It takes all sizes of farms to feed Americans and other people around the world. Read More
Frank Giles
Farm Management
July 25, 2013
Opinion: Walmart Goes Local, So They Say
By now, you have probably seen the TV ads featuring Walmart’s “fresh over” of a local farmers’ market. Unsuspecting customers Read More
Fruits
June 3, 2013
Ohio Initiative Helps Consumers Connect With Their Food
The Ohio initiative, which was launched on Saturday, June 1, was started by local farmers to help people experience the Read More
Fruits
April 8, 2013
Study: Local Food Taking Bigger Bite From Florida Retail Market
According to a University of Florida study, Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are Read More
Farm Management
March 1, 2013
Perception Of Local Food Much Broader Than You Think: 2012 Florida Ag Expo Extended Coverage
The sense of local food is growing, and now there is solid research to back that up. During the 2012 Read More
Citrus
April 17, 2012
Florida’s Top Chef Promotes Fresh Produce One Dish At A Time
Nothing sells freshly grown or raised food better than a beautifully prepared dish dreamed up by an expert chef. Florida Read More
Fruits
January 1, 2008
Opinion: Locavore Has Many Meanings
This past November, the New Oxford American Dictionary announced its Word of the Year for 2007. And that word is Read More
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Citrus
September 21, 2017
Hurricane Relief Fund Launched for Flori…
Money raised will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s efforts to aid families in need. Read More
GenNext Growers
September 21, 2017
Advice for Taking Over the Family Farm
If you are considering joining and running your family business, here are some tips to ensure success. Read More
Berries
September 21, 2017
Ways Florida Blueberry Growers Can Eleva…
Promotional efforts seek to harness power that drives the Sunshine State's ‘little blue dynamos.’ Read More
Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Berries
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Citrus
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More