Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Snap Beans

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about using what’s in season in his new Fresh! Recipe video: Snap Beans. You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com. Image courtesy of FreshFromFlorida.com.

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UF Helps Slow the Cycle of Food-Insecurity, Obesity

LaToya O’Neal and others at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are trying to ensure that all people can buy nutritious food and, in turn, curb obesity among those with limited daily access to healthy food. Those who go day to day with little to no access to nutritious food are food-insecure, O’Neal said. About 13 …

Agri View: Hard Winter for Farmers

  Everett Griner talks about how the hard winter affected farmers and their crops in today’s Agri View.     This past winter was the mildest winter this country has had in 100 years. The section where I live had a total of four nights with temperatures in the freezing zone. The last night was March 16th. You know it …

A Healthy Impact: Fruits and Vegetables Boost Alabama’s Economy

While fruits and vegetables are undeniably good for the body, they’re also a major boost for Alabama’s economy, Auburn University and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station economists found in a recently completed analysis of the industry. “Specialty crops is definitely a potential growth area for Alabama,” said Deacue Fields, chair of the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural …

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Cauliflower at Center Plate

Cathy Isom has us craving the vegetable that’s moving from boring side dish to center plate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     Gone are the days when we turned up our nose to the funny looking white veggie on the sides of our dinner plate that resembled mini trees. Cauliflower is taking center plate and no longer …

Vending Machine Salads

  Cathy’s intro: Turning a vending machine into a veggie machine. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.”   A Chicago-based company is making sure more vending machines around the United States contain fresher, healthier snacking and meal options than just the usual snack chips and candy bars. Farmer’s Fridge sells salads out of vending machines, using locally grown and …