Molly Jameson

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Date registered: December 22, 2014

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  1. Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law — August 25, 2017
  2. Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm? — March 31, 2017
  3. Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool — September 2, 2016
  4. Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation — April 15, 2016
  5. Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers — November 6, 2015

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Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

Under the Cottage Food Law in the state of Florida, individuals can sell certain foods they produce in unlicensed home kitchens, if the food has a low risk of foodborne illness, as outlined in Section 500.80 of the Florida Statutes. These food products must be sold within Florida, they cannot be sold wholesale, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/updates-to-the-florida-cottage-food-law/

Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years.

The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool

One excellent way to increase farm sales is to host a farm tour. In 2013 the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1106, protecting farmers and ranchers from liability as long as activities are directly related to agriculture. This has opened up many opportunities for Florida farmers and has given citizens access to local farms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/02/hosting-a-farm-tour-is-an-excellent-marketing-tool/

Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Announced at the National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance (RHSFA) became one of the Top 100 Honorees recognized by the National Farm Credit System for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees include leaders and visionaries from across the country. The RHSFA was selected …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/15/red-hills-small-farm-alliance-recognized-by-national-farm-credit-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/

Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers

While many peninsular Florida farmers do not have to worry about cold protection, farmers in the Florida Panhandle are certainly an exception. Most of the Panhandle is in zone 8b, which means average minimum temperatures are between 15 and 20°F. North Florida therefore experiences a few hard freezes – temperatures less than 28°F for over …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/11/06/cold-protection-tips-for-north-florida-vegetable-farmers/

Murphy, Newman, & Cooper Honored as Leon County Agricultural Innovators

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/16/murphy-newman-cooper-honored-as-leon-county-agricultural-innovators/

Agritourism Can Promote Your Farm and Generate Extra Revenue

The momentum behind the local food movement has meant a huge growth in the number of consumers heading to their local farmers’ markets each week. Not only are they interested in buying produce that is fresh and locally grown, but they are also interested in understanding exactly how the fruits and vegetables were grown. In …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/06/26/agritourism-can-promote-your-farm-and-generate-extra-revenue/

Living Soils Foster Healthy Farms

For small-scale farmers relying on cover crops and compost to fulfill their garden’s nutritional needs, it is important to remember healthy soil requires “life.”  What is it that separates soil that can support fruit and vegetable production from soil that cannot? The answer is in the microbiology or microscopic life forms of the soil.  As …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/02/13/living-soils-foster-healthy-farms/