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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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Top Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Articles

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  • Test kitchen extra: Cooking with fresh Florida okra

     
    Okra Succotash 6 servings 1 Florida onion, chopped 1 large Florida green bell pepper, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large Florida tomatoes, coarsely chopped 3 cups Florida corn (from 5 to 6 ears) 1/2 pound Florida okra, trimmed and...
  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill update: Fresh Florida seafood availability

     
    This report is updated every day at 2 pm or as conditions warrant. All Florida waters open to fishing at this time. Grouper, red snapper, mullet, blue crab meat and clams are all in steady supply and prices are normal. Yellowtail snapper is in steady...
  • Test kitchen extra: Time to ‘Go Fish’ in the kitchen

     
    Support the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' “Go Native! Eat Florida Seafood” program and you will be sure to have the freshest fish available. This week, Florida amberjack, clams, blue crab, flounder, red grouper,...
  • Conditions ideal for good Florida blue crab harvest

     
    Top producers in Florida expect this to be an above-average year for blue crab, thanks to recent rains that have brought fresh water to our bays and estuaries. Producers are bringing in large catches daily, and seafood markets and restaurants across the...
  • Test kitchen extra: Florida tropical produce a great addition to menus

     
    Captivated by the state's beautiful fruits and flowers, the Spanish dubbed our narrow peninsula La Florida. No doubt the explorers were dazzled by our tropical fruits, many of which thrive this time of year. Florida's tropical fruits are an excellent...
  • Florida stone crab season opens today

     
    Florida stone crab opens Oct 15, 2010, and runs through mid-May. The fishery is closed for five months each year to help protect and sustain Florida's valuable stone crab resource, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services....