WSJ – Where to find Old Florida
Great Article on Florida.
This Article mentions Apalachicola and the oystermen/oyster industry. During Session 3 of Brittany’s Wedgworth program, they learned a lot about the struggles that face the oyster industry, and by extension the area, in the recent past.
WSJ – Buffalo getting $500k US Grant for water quality
The City of Buffalo is going to receive a $500k federal grant to improve the water quality in Lake Eerie.
WSJ Labor’s Blueberry Police
The WSJ published this on March 18th regarding an Oregon Blueberry Grower’s experience with the Department of Labor.
Morgan’s Blueberry Pie Pops
Blueberry Pie Filling
1 egg, beaten
Flour, for dusting
Sugar, for dusting
Lollypop sticks (8)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out the pie dough of your choice on a well-floured surface until it is 1/8-inch thick.
Using a 2 ½-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 rounds, for 8 pie pops.
Place rounds onto the prepared baking sheet.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the Blueberry Pie Filling of your choice in the center of 8 of the rounds, leaving a boarder about ¼ inch from the edges.
Place the lollypop stick in the middle of the 8 rounds through the filling, and almost to the top of the rounds.
Brush the edges of all the rounds with egg wash.
Place the 8 rounds on top of the filled rounds, with the egg wash side down.
Press the edges together gently with your finger and then crimp the edges with a fork to make sure they are completely sealed.
Brush the tops of each pie pop with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Use a pairing knife to cut a small vent into each pop.
Bake pie pops until golden brown (about 20 minutes) and let cool before serving.
editorial: Florida Farm Bureau President on Water Conservation
John Hoblick: Farmers have taken steps to slash their water use
Florida Farmers and Ranchers are conserving over 11 billion gallons of water a year, according to data compiled by FDACS.
“Many other citizens have begun to recognize that farmers are the first stewards of natural resources. We share the same overall environmental goals.”
Septic Tanks do not threaten Springs
The ‘Fragile Springs’ continue to be a hot topic. This article discusses Septic Tanks and debunks some of the theories that malfunctioning septic tanks are to blame for excess nitrate nitrogen found in spring waters.
a ‘Dryer Sheet for Produce’
Interesting article on a new product coming out called: Fresh Paper. This has been touted as a ‘dryer sheet for produce’ and claims to extend the shelf life of produce in your refrigerator for up to 2-4 weeks.
March 25th was National Ag Day: http://www.fooddialogues.com/2014/03/24/its-national-ag-day
Individuals involved with Agribusiness traveled to Washington DC to promote policies related to their passion for growing and raising food.