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Your Food, Your Farmer: Vivian Howard + Audra Mulkern (Part 2)

Thanks for listening to part two of this interview with Chef Vivian Howard and Audra Mulkern, founder of the Female Farmer Project. To find out more about Audra and her mission to change the way we look at farming and the food on our plates, visit femalefarmerproject.org today! You can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.  

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Jean Ann McDonald of Sweet Life Farms is the whole package. She and her husband Andy are partners at Sweet Life Farms, an IMPAC certified farm. She also serves as the payroll manager, food safety manager, all while raising three children. So, we knew we were pretty lucky when she agreed to spend the day […]

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Farmer’s Voices: Connecting through Conversation

I’ve had the chance to spend time with and interview a handful of farmers in Florida this year while working with IMPAC. Each of of these five farmers grow fruit — strawberries, watermelon, and one of them was trying their hand at blueberries for the first time. In most of my visits, I’ve spent time […]

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Why Strawberries Are About To Taste Way Better

By Chris Barbey Ph.D. Candidate, University of Florida   Flavor Sells Strawberries Consumers want sweet, fruity-tasting strawberries, yet little improvement has been made in this area. This is partly because of the immense genetic and chemical complexity of flavor. Strawberry flavor actually consists of hundreds of unique chemicals, each contributing an important musical note in the […]

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Florida Strawberry Farmers Fight Freezing Temps

Brrrr, it’s cold outside! We’ve been ringing in the New Year with record temperatures all over the U.S. and ironically, the Sunshine State. With recent snowfall reported in the Florida panhandle, Hard Freeze Warnings have prompted swift responses within the agricultural community. According to the National Weather Service, Hard Freeze Warnings state that temperatures 27 […]

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