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So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico.Photo: NOAA Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from.   In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn …

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What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt

March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet.  Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts.  It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride. Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, however, over-consumption of sodium …

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What’s Eating My Tree?

Chinese elm tree leaves fall due to feeding squirrels. Photo Credit: University of Florida/IFAS Extension The Chinese elms in my yard are under attack.  They are dropping leaves and the temperature’s still in the 70s.  Upon closer look, they aren’t just dropping leaves but the tips of branches too.  What is going on?  Is there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/08/whats-eating-my-tree/

Look What’s Blooming Now!

Photo credit: Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension. When many of our summer blooming plants start fading, yellow cassia, Senna bicapsularis, becomes a show stopper. Late fall and early winter is when it blooms and dazzles. The bright yellow flowers appear in numerous clusters at the tips of this many branched shrub. This makes for a stunning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/07/look-whats-blooming-now/

Seafood… What’s in Peak Season for October?

It’s October and it feels great outside. Time to fire up the grill and enjoy football with your favorite local seafood.  So what’s in peak season this month?   Clams – cultured Cedar Key clams are always in season and can be purchased at some local markets. Oysters – they like the cooler months, there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-october/

What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

As a parent or caregiver, understanding your child’s learning style can greatly aid when assisting with studies or homework. Very simply, people process information differently and the learning process is different for each person. There are three main learning types:  visual, auditory or kinesthetic. Understanding these learning types can help you to best support your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/31/whats-your-childs-learning-style/

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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/april-whats-in-season-now/

Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for February?

There has been an increase interest, from both visitors and residents, in purchasing local seafood.  Here we are going to define local seafood as anything caught or grown within 200 miles of your location.  For Pensacola that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and much of Louisiana; for St. Mark’s that would include the Big Bend and much …

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What’s in Season Now? January

Goodness, it is freezing cold in most parts of the country and Florida is gearing up for a record breaking harvest season! According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Florida commercial farms rank second in the U.S. for value of vegetable production; first in production value for oranges (accounts for 63 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/11/whats-in-season-now-january/

Soil: What’s Alive Beneath Our Feet?

You’re digging up a ridiculously stubborn patch of Florida betony when an earthworm crawls across your path. As you break apart the soil in your hands a world of active organisms is being sifted through your fingers. Fertile soil is teeming with beneficial microbes. It is estimated that there can be billions of microbes in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/22/soil-whats-alive-beneath-our-feet/

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