Category: <span>Farming</span>

Sweet Corn Fiesta 2022
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Sweet Corn Fiesta 2022

On Sunday, April 24th, we had another “a-maizing” time at the Sweet Corn Fiesta!🌽 Each year, the Sweet Corn Fiesta is held at the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. This event is packed full of family fun such as kid’s rides and live music! Of course, attendees can also enjoy fresh sweet corn,...

FFVA Emerging Leader Farm Tour
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FFVA Emerging Leader Farm Tour

We recently welcomed Class 11 of FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program for a farm tour! Along with several other farms located in the Everglades Agricultural Area, the group learned about production practices and processing for a variety of crops, including leafy greens, radishes, green beans, sweet corn, and mangoes. Thank you, Class 11, for coming...

What’s in Season – March
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What’s in Season – March

We have an amazing assortment of fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, and other products, right here in Florida. So, next time you’re at the grocery store, choose “Fresh From Florida.” Not only are you getting locally grown food that’s fresher, but you’re also helping support Florida farmers. Each month, you can help to support your state’s...

Congratulations to Willie Lee
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Congratulations to Willie Lee

On February 22, 2022, we celebrated Willie Lee for being presented with the award for Ag-Industrial Man of the Year by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce! A native of the Glades area, Willie grew up on the farm and eventually found his way into Agriculture Aviation. With over 60 years of ag flying and...

What’s in Season – February
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What’s in Season – February

We have an amazing assortment of fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, and other products, right here in Florida. So, next time you’re at the grocery store, choose “Fresh From Florida.” Not only are you getting locally grown food that’s fresher, but you’re also helping support Florida farmers. Each month, you can help to support your state’s...

Cold Weather in FL
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Cold Weather in FL

The temperatures are dropping! We have had several extremely cold weather days here in Florida. The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association shared a post that we feel explains the current situation. “The extraordinary measures Florida farmers took over the weekend to protect Florida crops remind us how important it is to support them and buy...

What’s in Season – January
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What’s in Season – January

It’s a new year! We hope that you and your family had a wonderful, healthy holiday season! Did you know that in Florida, you’re never far from where Florida farmers, fishermen, and ranchers grow and harvest the goods we love to enjoy? In fact, agriculture has a nearly $140 billion economic impact across our state,...

What’s in Season – December
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What’s in Season – December

‘Tis the Season for sweet corn and many other delicious Fresh from Florida agriculture! Florida farmers continue to work hard to keep the grocery stores stocked and food on the table! Help support local farmers by shopping fresh & local – and wherever you shop, Demand American Grown. With the Fresh from Florida “What’s In Season”...

What’s in Season – Nov.
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What’s in Season – Nov.

It’s November and that means a lot more local produce is back in season! As you plan for your Thanksgiving holidays, remember to thank your farmers by buying fresh and local. If you aren’t sure what’s in season, with the Fresh from Florida “What’s In Season” tool, you can easily discover what’s currently available locally. Plus,...

Congratulations, Keith!
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Congratulations, Keith!

Congratulations to fellow local farmer Keith Wedgworth for being named Florida Farm Bureau’s 2021 Volunteer Communicator of the Year. Keith is a fourth-generation farmer in South Florida. Wedgworth is a respected spokesperson and authoritative voice for local agriculture. His ability to share agriculture’s story across digital and traditional platforms bridges the gap between a farm...