UF/IFAS Extension
Franklin County

The UF/IFAS Extension, Franklin County, is a Federal-State-County partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

33 Market Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320


Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Spice Things Up With Alternative Seasonings
With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium


What's Going on Near You

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms
      Small Scale Shiitake Mushroom Production: a TASTY and SAFE backyard project If you are a mushroom fancier, you have at one time or another probably considered or even taken part in the harvesting of edible wild fungi. This is a common practice by many people and quite often there are a few “foolproof” species in the area where you live that will provide safe table fare and enjoyment during the hunt


The Wonders of Watermelon
Oh, watermelon.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways


UF/IFAS Extension Women Are Making History Every Day
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contribution and accomplishments of women across all aspects of our lives. At UF/IFAS Extension, women play critical roles in every program area, in every county across the state


Are Your Hands Clean?
It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then neglecting to wash their hands


The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms
  With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom


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    The Wonders of Watermelon
    Oh, watermelon.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways


    Wet Socks
    What’s worse than wearing wet socks? Okay – wet, dirty socks. Or wet, dirty socks with holes