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Fresh Take is your roundup of all things related to organic and sustainable living. Join Florida Organic Growers staff and guest experts as we discuss everything you need to know about sustainable living, organic agriculture, and how to make the best lifestyle choices that benefit you and the environment. So if you’re an eco-warrior, a dedicated farmer, or just someone looking to make more conscious decisions, tune in to get your Fresh Take. 

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Fresh Take is your roundup of all things related to organic and sustainable living. Join Florida Organic Growers staff and guest experts as we discuss everything you need to know about sustainable living, organic agriculture, and how to make the best lifestyle choices that benefit you and the environment. So if you’re an eco-warrior, a dedicated farmer, or just someone looking to make more conscious decisions, tune in to get your Fresh Take. 

    Microbiology of Foodborne Pathogens and Their Effect on Food Safety

    Microbiology of Foodborne Pathogens and Their Effect on Food Safety

     
    Summary: 
    In this episode, Dr. Keith Schneider joins Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez for a discussion on FSMA’s produce safety rule and microbiology concepts related to food safety. 
    In this episode, Dr. Keith Schneider discusses microbiology concepts that help farmers better understand how to produce food safely.  
     Tune in to learn about:  
    The Produce Safety Rule  Problematic foodborne pathogens  The role of indicator organisms and methods to test for their presence  Preventative controls  Resources: 
    Learn more about food safety and upcoming events and webinars on our website: https://foginfo.org/food-safety-for-producers/

    Learn more about food safety on the UF/IFAS Southern Center for FSMA Training website: https://sc.ifas.ufl.edu

    Learn more about FSMA on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Website:
    https://www.fda.gov/food/guidance-regulation-food-and-dietary-supplements/food-safety-modernization-act-fsma 
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    • 24 min
    A Deep Dive into the 2024 Organic Food and Farming Summit! 

    A Deep Dive into the 2024 Organic Food and Farming Summit! 

    Discover the transformative world of organic agriculture as Andi Emrich, programs manager of Florida Organic Growers, joins our host Lana Chehabeddine, in unraveling the wonders behind the upcoming Organic Food and Farming Summit April 18-19 in Tampa, FL! Andi, brings her unique expertise to the table, guiding us through the Summit's inception and its mission to connect a diverse community.

    Prepare to be inspired as we give you a sneak peek into the upcoming 2024 Summit, with its two-day agenda packed with farm tours, workshops, and a trade show that highlights the best of local sustainable agriculture. Andi and Lana navigate the topics that will sizzle at the event, from urban farming to integrating local produce into your favorite restaurants. The Southeast Transition to Organic Partnership Program's partnership promises to elevate the learning experience with practical training for those looking to make the big switch to organic farming. Tune in for this episode filled with passion, knowledge, and a deep dive into the future of food and farming.

    Book your tickets now to save with our new February Share the Love  discount! Order at: https://bit.ly/3uIJkoY
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    • 25 min
    Protecting Farmlands, Sustaining Futures: The Greenbelt Law

    Protecting Farmlands, Sustaining Futures: The Greenbelt Law

    In this podcast episode, Catherine Campbell, PhD, MPH, and Jesse Haskins delve into the impact of the Florida Greenbelt Law on farm property taxes. 

    Catherine, an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, shares her expertise in community food systems, emphasizing research for health, sustainability, equity, and resilience. The discussion covers the law's background, implications for stakeholders, and criteria for agricultural classification.
    Jesse Haskins, principal attorney at J Haskins Law, brings legal insight, drawing on his experience in agriculture and defamation law. The episode guides farmers through the application process, explores potential tax savings, and discusses avenues for appeal. Key resources are provided for a comprehensive understanding of the Greenbelt Law.
    Listeners also get to know Catherine's background and research focus, explore the history of the Florida Greenbelt Law, and receive practical tips on applying and appealing if denied.

    Find your county’s property appraiser here: https://floridarevenue.com/property/Pages/LocalOfficials.aspx   
    Support the showJoin us at the upcoming Organic Food & Farming Summit April 18-19, 2024 in Tampa! Early bird savings ends February 2, 2024! SECURE YOUR SPOTS!

    We hope you enjoyed the episode! Please help us continue to produce more valuable content by subscribing to our Fresh Take Podcast Series! Subscribe here
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    • 22 min
    Local Bites Unite: Hylo Launch with Florida Local Food Network

    Local Bites Unite: Hylo Launch with Florida Local Food Network

    Lana and Andi invite Florida local food actors to join the Florida Local Food Network, and to get started by attending our virtual training event January 18th, "Platform Training & Kickoff!"
    Fresh Take host Lana Chehabeddine takes on the guest role to talk about the Florida Local Food Project, FOG’s USDA-funded initiative to connect local farmers with local food entrepreneurs and restaurateurs. Members gain access to a vibrant community where they can collaborate, share ideas, and access valuable resources.  
      
    In this episode, learn about:  
    - How the Florida Local Food Network is working toward a more sustainable local food system 
    - Benefits of becoming a member of the Florida Local Food Network 
    - Hylo launch and virtual training event on January 18th 
    Learn more about Florida Local Food Project on the website: https://foginfo.org/our-programs/local-food-promotion-project/
      
    Support the showJoin us at the upcoming Organic Food & Farming Summit April 18-19, 2024 in Tampa! Early bird savings ends February 2, 2024! SECURE YOUR SPOTS!

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    • 24 min
    Sustainability on the Rise: Eco-Friendly Baking Tips

    Sustainability on the Rise: Eco-Friendly Baking Tips

    Join Lana and Joy for a conversation about sustainable baking practices. 
    Joy, a former pastry chef and current FOG Local Nutrition and Outreach Coordinator, introduces the concept of sustainable baking, emphasizing the importance of minimizing environmental impact, reducing waste, and supporting local communities. Practical tips include embracing sourdough for low-waste baking, optimizing oven efficiency, and adopting eco-friendly ingredient and single-use plastic alternatives. 
      
    In this episode, learn about:  
    - Alternative environmentally friendly flours 
    - Sourdough bread as a means of low- to no-waste baking 
    - Practical tips for reducing waste in the kitchen 
      
    Learn more about sustainable baking on the King Arthur website: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/learn/guides/guide-to-sustainable-baking 
    Learn more about sourdough on The Perfect Loaf: https://www.theperfectloaf.com/beginners-sourdough-bread/

    Secure Your Spot at the 2024 Organic Food & Farming Summit in Tampa, FL! Sign up early to take advantage of big savings! Get all the details and your tickets at: https://bit.ly/3uIJkoY
      
    Support the showJoin us at the upcoming Organic Food & Farming Summit April 18-19, 2024 in Tampa! Early bird savings ends February 2, 2024! SECURE YOUR SPOTS!

    We hope you enjoyed the episode! Please help us continue to produce more valuable content by subscribing to our Fresh Take Podcast Series! Subscribe here
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    • 30 min
    Sowing Success: Certified Organic Farm Technician Training (COFT) 

    Sowing Success: Certified Organic Farm Technician Training (COFT) 

    Dr. Javier Garces joins JC for a conversation about Certified Organic Farm Technician training (COFT), a comprehensive program designed to provide high school and post-secondary students with the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience they’ll need to enter the agricultural workforce. 
    Dr. Garces is currently serving as a Professor and Program Chair for the Plant Science and Agricultural Technology Program at Valencia College. Valencia offers an A.S. degree with specializations in Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture, or Landscape, as well as several Technical Certificates. Tune in to hear JC and Dr. Garces chat about COFT training and the intersection of academia with real-world agricultural practices.  


    In this episode, learn about:  
    - How Dr. Garces got his start in plant science and agricultural technology 
    - The skills and knowledge COFT training provides 
    - Where to start if you're interested in transitioning to organic 
      
    Learn more about COFT on the website: https://foginfo.org/coft/ 
    Support the showJoin us at the upcoming Organic Food & Farming Summit April 18-19, 2024 in Tampa! Early bird savings ends February 2, 2024! SECURE YOUR SPOTS!

    We hope you enjoyed the episode! Please help us continue to produce more valuable content by subscribing to our Fresh Take Podcast Series! Subscribe here
    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Learn more about the many benefits of becoming a Sponsor of Florida Organic Growers! Your contribution will not only help to advance an organic and sustainable future but gain brand awareness through our growing audience. If you are interested, click here

    • 28 min

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