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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Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Fruits
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More