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UF/IFAS Extension
Martin County

Martin County Extension is under the Land Grant University system and the University of Florida in partnership with local government. Our mission: To provide research-based knowledge and educational programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life.

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martin@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 288-5654
2614 SE Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34996

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Master Gardener Help Desk: Monday - Friday - Drop Off Until Further Notice

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Florida Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE! Moule frites (mussels and fries)
What you will need: Mussels (2-4 dozen, or 2-3 lbs; frozen package or live) 4 tablespoons garlic (or as much as you like!) 1/3 cup+ Italian parsley 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup white wine (your favorite) French fries (frozen package or make your own) Baguette, sliced into rounds Difficulty of recipe  Simple Total time to make  30-35 minutes – Most of the.

12/09/2020

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Using Zoom in our New Digital World
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic

05/15/2020

Using CFAP2 Funding in Marketing to Local Consumers
This article shares information on the 2nd iteration of CFAP funding and ways growers can use the funds in marketing their products to local consumers.  Marketing recommendations are based on a focus group study conducted by the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education to explore consumers’ perceptions of local food

11/04/2020

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase
During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also serves as a cautionary tale for how people might want to eat in future pandemics

01/05/2021

Martin County Producers and Tropical Storm Eta
Farmers, ranchers, nursery growers, and other agribusinesses face difficult challenges in keeping their operations profitable, especially through hazardous weather events. UF/IFAS Extension offers resources for agribusinesses in reporting damage, recovering, and preparing for the future

11/18/2020

Resources for Storm Recovery
Tropical Storm Eta added to the heavy rainfall our area has experienced recently, worsening flooding and causing some wind damage in many parts of Martin County.  Nursery and vegetable growers are facing potential losses of their crops and income, as the floods promote disease, winds scar the fruits, and soils erode from fragile roots

11/10/2020

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    Using CFAP2 Funding in Marketing to Local Consumers
    This article shares information on the 2nd iteration of CFAP funding and ways growers can use the funds in marketing their products to local consumers.  Marketing recommendations are based on a focus group study conducted by the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education to explore consumers’ perceptions of local food

    11/04/2020

    COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County
    With the fall vegetable growing season starting and agricultural professionals returning to prepare fields and plant as the pandemic continues, many agribusinesses are seeking COVID-19 testing for employers and employees.  Currently, Martin County offers testing in Indiantown and Stuart each week

    10/20/2020