vegetable gardens

Lawmakers Back Homeowner Vegetable Gardens

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Vegetables

The Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a measure that would prevent local governments from regulating homeowners’ vegetable gardens. The 93-16 vote will send the bill (SB 82) to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The issue stems from a dispute between homeowners Hermine Ricketts and Laurence Carroll and the village of Miami Shores over an ordinance that banned front-yard vegetable …

foods

National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Nutrients from fresh foods give you “more bang for your nutritional buck,” says a registered dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “For every calorie, there’s also going to be a lot of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in that food that contribute to our health,” said Laura Acosta, also a lecturer in the UF/IFAS …

dairy

USDA Highlights Opportunities for Producers and Vendors

Dan Dairy, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Vegetables

Apples, Grapes, Oranges, Pork, Fluid Milk and more Earlier, a new USDA Foods vendor delivered 2,000 gallons of fresh milk to the D.C. Capital Area Food Bank. The delivery was one of many taking place at food banks across the country resulting from purchases made by the USDA to provide market support to the dairy industry. USDA Foods are a …

meaning

Agri View: BFTP-Meaning of Homegrown

Dan Agri View

In this Blast From The Past Agri View with everett Griner, Everett talks about the real meaning of the sign “Homegrown” we are beginning to see in our stores. BFTP-Meaning of Homegrown Now, Just what does the term “homegrown” mean? Why, that is anything grown locally. Or, is it something grown in the state? Homegrown could mean it didn’t come from …