Heidi Copeland

Author's details

Name: Heidi Copeland
Date registered: December 5, 2012
URL: http:leon.ifas.edu

Biography

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Leon County Florida Educational Program Focus: •Food, Nutrition and Wellness •Child Development and Parenting

Latest posts

  1. VITA 2017 — January 23, 2017
  2. 2016 Dine In Day — November 30, 2016
  3. Thanksgiving is Around the Corner! — November 16, 2016
  4. Crops in Season: October 2016 — September 27, 2016
  5. September: Crops in Season — August 28, 2016

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VITA 2017

In the early 70’s Gary Iskowitz, was doing graduate work as well as teaching tax law while working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agency. Mr. Iskowitz saw a growing problem with questionable tax preparers who were scamming low-income people in his area. He did not like what he saw! Consequently, he proposed that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/01/23/vita-2017/

2016 Dine In Day

Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/30/2016-dine-in-day/

Thanksgiving is Around the Corner!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is only fitting to display a cornucopia.  Not only is this horn of plenty a universal symbol of abundance, it is truly timely!  Florida is plentiful with fresh produce this time of year.  According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), avocados, bell peppers, carambola, cucumbers, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/16/thanksgiving-is-around-the-corner/

Crops in Season: October 2016

Autumn, which technically started on the 22nd day of September is a good time to FALL back into good nutrition!

Many Florida crops are in season now. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS); avocados, bell peppers, carambolas, cucumbers, grapefruits, guavas, mushrooms, oranges, peanuts, squash, sweet corn, tangerines and tomatoes are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/27/crops-in-season-october-2016/

September: Crops in Season

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) provides a monthly Calendar of Food Days, Weeks, and Months plus provides resources for selected national food-themes. http://food.unl.edu/september-food-calendar

 

The month of September boasts a variety of activities using produce that can be grown somewhere in Florida. In fact, many crops are grown locally and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/08/28/september-crops-in-season/

Crops in Season: August

As much as I wanted to write about Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Day, celebrated on August 8, it was difficult because zucchini, a summer squash, takes a two-month hiatus during July and August, the warmest Florida summer months.  Nevertheless, there is quite a variety of produce growing locally (within 100 miles) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/29/crops-in-season-august/

Crops in Season – Blueberries

July is National Blueberry Month and what a great testament it is to be named fruit of the month during this patriotic season!  Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America and have been enjoyed for centuries, both wild and cultivated.  In fact, the United States is the world’s largest producer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/06/29/crops-in-season-blueberries/

What’s in Season Now?

 

What’s in season now?  Although summer doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks farmers have been busy producing seasonal, summer fruits and vegetables.  The seasonal vegetable guide for North Florida Produce has an abundance!  Not only are basil and beans plentiful, so are blackberries, blueberries and mulberries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, melons, okra, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/06/12/whats-in-season-now/

April: What’s in Season Now?

Can you believe Florida fresh fruits and veggies are supplied to 160 countries around the globe!  Particularly abundant right now are the vegetables commonly referred to as cruciferous vegetables.   (However, many scientists are starting to favor the term brassica vegetables over cruciferous vegetables)  These nutritious veggies are ones that you will want to eat on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/04/01/april-whats-in-season-now/

Crops in Season

What’s in season now is certainly variable, location being a major influence in this area.  Chances are, if you’re from a cold weather state and enjoying the Florida sunshine, expectations are a bit different than if you are from around these parts.  Nonetheless, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/02/23/crops-in-season-2/

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