Category Archives: Agricultral Tourism

How Did Florida Navel Oranges Get Their ‘Bellybutton’?

How Florida navel oranges got their name is no mystery. The protuberance at the blossom end of this distinctive-looking orange looks like a human bellybutton, hence the “navel” in its name. But what put the navel in Florida navel oranges? … Continue reading

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Why US Citrus is Better than Imported Citrus

It is becoming more and more apparent just how important it is to consume products that are grown in or originate from the United States. Citrus makes up one fifth of all of the fruit that is consumed in the … Continue reading

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Small U.S. Farms Find Profit in Tourism

By WILLIAM NEUMAN Published: June 9, 2011 SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — For all the talk about sustainable agriculture, most small farms are not self-sustaining in a very basic sense: they can’t make ends meet financially without relying on income from … Continue reading

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Flying Under the Radar

by Tom Can it really bee possible that there are people who still do not realize the importance of pollinating insects to our food supply. Sadly enough, I can answer my own question. Approximately 1/3 of our food supply is … Continue reading

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Florida Produce: Strawberries

Posted on December 7, 2009 by Sterling Florida is known for being the largest producer of strawberries during the winter, and the primary growing area is Plant City. Strawberries are available from November until the beginning of April, with peak … Continue reading

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Florida citrus poised for award

Nominations have been opened for an award to recognise influential and innovative citrus growers throughout the industry in Florida.

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Fla. oranges make it through deep freeze

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Citrus growers and vegetable growers appeared Thursday to have weathered the statewide freeze better than expected, but tomato growers took a hit as temperatures stayed below freezing long enough to cause damage to some of those … Continue reading

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