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Cottage Foods

In 2011, the Florida Legislature enacted HB 7209 (now Section 500.80, Florida Statutes) ( allowing individuals to manufacture, sell, and store certain types of cottage foods in an unlicensed kitchen.

Food Security

Access by all people, at all times to sufficient food for an active and healthy life. Food security includes at a minimum: the ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, and an assured ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.

Life Skills Development

Personal and social skills needed by everyone in daily living. [NALT]

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UF/IFAS Extension Initiative 5: Empowering Individuals and Families

Well-functioning families are the foundation of healthy communities. These families protect and nurture their members while teaching their children how to become thriving and contributing members of society. Families vary in structure, age, income, and other characteristics. Strong families foster the health, well-being, and financial security of all Florida communities.

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Don’t Eat the Frozen Peas (unless they were cooked first!)

Katherine AllenSeptember 26th, 2023I grew up in restaurants, I love to cook, and I teach commercial food safety.  On a recent webinar explaining the most current food code updates, I learned that frozen foods are not created equally. Did you know that if a commercially prepared product that is frozen has instructions for cooking, that you cannot use […]


nladdApril 16th, 20232023 Central District All Faculty Symposium – Family and Consumer Sciences L. Hamilton, UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County, Deland, FL, J. Rodriguez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL, J. Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL, H. Ayers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL, J. Gomez, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension […]

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County – Solutions for Your Life

Marguerite BeckfordJanuary 16th, 2023Lifelong Learning… UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County supports lifelong learning through its community education programs in the following areas: 4-H Positive Youth Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Health and Wellness, Financial Management, Cottage Foods Gardening and Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Schedule 2024* Jan. Jan. 9, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Right Plant, Right Place; Registration: Jan. […]

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