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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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  • Chefs, farmers, seafood purveyors and artisans pledge to support, promote local foods

    Chefs, farmers, seafood purveyors and artisans pledge to support, promote local foods
    Chefs, farmers, seafood purveyors and artisans gathered at Orlando's East End Market Monday night to pledge to promote local foods. The unprecedented gathering of Central Florida's top culinary artisans culminated in the signing of a food "Manifesto," a formal promise to support agriculture, fisheries and more.
  • Stolen items at pawn shops often a challenge to get back

    Stolen items at pawn shops often a challenge to get back
    It happens all the time: A thief breaks into a home and steals a TV or jewelry, and that stolen property winds up on the shelves of a pawn shop. And to make matters worse, the rightful owner has to pay to get back their items. But the Palm Beach...

    Test Kitchen bonus: Recipes using wild-caught Florida shrimp

    Florida shrimp adds a succulent, sweet element to summer menus. Here are three favorites from the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen files: Basil Chimichurri Grilled Gulf Shrimp Skewers 4 servings 4 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed 6...

    State farmers market in Pompano moves forward despite challenges

    State farmers market in Pompano moves forward despite challenges
    For more than three-quarters of century, a state-owned farmers' market has operated in Pompano Beach. It has not lasted that long without obstacles: old buildings, volatile weather, industry changes and more. Most recently, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a...

    Orlando's Talk of the Town restaurant group joins Fresh From Florida campaign

    Orlando's Talk of the Town restaurant group joins Fresh From Florida campaign
    Orlando's Talk of the Town group has joined the Fresh From Florida On The Menu campaign, an initiative from the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that encourages restaurants from the Panhandle to the Keys to source local foods....