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UF/IFAS Extension
Sarasota County

A county, state and federal partnership, we translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to 4-H youth development; agriculture; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and sustainability.

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sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
941.861.9900
6700 Clark Road (Twin Lakes Park, Green Building)
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Food Label Dates: Cleaning out fading foods
We know that paying attention to the dates on food items is important, and that manufactures provide these dates to tell consumers about quality and, in some cases, food safety. In this last Food Label Dates post, we will talk about determining if or when to throw out food items

01/23/2020

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EVENT: Instant pressure cooker basics
Sure, you could "experiment" in the kitchen with your new, electric multicooker, the great tool that it is for working professionals, busy parents and active seniors. But, better to join us Jan

01/21/2020

Food Label Dates: Basics for the consumer
We've started 2020. When you roll over the calendar, it's a good reminder to roll through your food pantry

01/22/2020

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition
A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in food technology and science, baking and culinary arts. The students will compete in the final round of the American Society of Baking (ASBE) Product Development Competition on March 1, 2020 at

01/16/2020

Food Label Dates: Cracking down on egg freshness
In our previous Food Label Dates posts, we talked about some terminology used on the food packaging. But what about eggs? Besides all the different sizes and varieties of eggs, how long do eggs keep their peak freshness? When I'm at the store and see someone standing in front of the egg area, I often notice that people are focused on whether all the eggs are in perfect condition and that none are broken

01/23/2020

Food Label Dates: What do all those dates mean?
In the last Food Label Dates post, we discussed why it's important to pay attention to food product dating. It helps us know if the item is still of good quality, and lets us know if the food is safe to eat

01/23/2020

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    Food Label Dates: Basics for the consumer
    We've started 2020. When you roll over the calendar, it's a good reminder to roll through your food pantry

    01/22/2020

    Helping with energy efficiency
    Andy Tugendhat has been selected as the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County volunteer of the month for September. In his role as an Energy Coach volunteer, Andy has been a valuable member of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Sustainability team

    12/02/2019