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Palm Beach County veggie-pocalyse requires #FreshThinkingFromFlorida

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In Palm Beach County, millions of pounds of vegetables are unpicked, plowed under, and rotting in the fields not far away from large populations of undernourished children. The weather this growing season was everything it needed to be for a bountiful harvest Florida’s growers can be proud of. But the “agricultural economics” that forced growers to abandon their crops are an embarrassment to a state that claims to be creative and compassionate. The Palm Beach Post’s Susan Salisbury explains: “Perfect weather…

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Adam Putnam offers six “Fresh From Florida” recipes to kickoff college football

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As college football kicks off this week, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putman says the best way to celebrate the big games are with fun, healthy and simple “Fresh From Florida” dishes. Putnam’s office released several winning recipes for tailgating and watch parties, each featuring “in season” seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables with the “Fresh From Florida” label available at grocers statewide. “No matter what team you’re rooting for this college football season, there’s no better way to enjoy the game than…

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