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UF/IFAS Extension
Lee County

Our mission is to respond to Lee County issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture & natural resources, horticulture, 4-H youth development, marine education, Florida yards and neighborhoods, and family and consumer sciences.

Contact

lee@ifas.ufl.edu
(239) 533-7500
3410 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Beyond Cottage Food Products: What’s pH have to do with it?
Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license or permit and are not inspected by any state government entity

04/24/2019

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Event: Budget Clinic for Money Management
This FREE Budget Clinic will provide you with the tools to better manage your money. Participants will receive a UF/IFAS Extension Money Management Calendar

01/02/2018

How to: Demystify Florida’s Food Safety Regulating Agencies
Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida? There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Department of Health (DOH) regulates civic and fraternal organizations,

12/08/2017

Home-grown lettuce for the holidays
Set it and forget it…until the holidays. UF/IFAS Extension will teach you how to grow greens just in time to serve at your holiday meal

11/18/2020

Selling Honey Under Florida’s Cottage Food Law
What is the buzz around Florida’s Cottage Food law? Are you a Florida beekeeper and interested in selling your honey under cottage food law, but uncertain of the rules and regulations? Beekeepers are permitted to sell raw honey as a cottage food product as long as the beekeeper harvests the honey from the hives and then packages and sells the product themselves. Beekeepers operating as a cottage food operator require no license or permit

09/17/2018

Fact Sheet: Handling the Fish You Catch
One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn't taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly

05/23/2018

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    How to: Demystify Florida’s Food Safety Regulating Agencies
    Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida? There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Department of Health (DOH) regulates civic and fraternal organizations,

    12/08/2017