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October's harvest: Cucumbers   When are fresh Hillsborough County cucumbers available at local groceries and farm stands? October through December, and April through June What types of cucumbers are grown commercially here? Fresh market Where are cucumbers most commonly grown in Hillsborough...
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  How do ranchers raise cattle in Hillsborough County? Female cows are bred to produce calves, which then are grass-fed until reaching about 500 pounds. The young cattle are shipped to feedlots in Midwestern states, and fed grain until reaching market weight. What types of beef cattle are...
When are Hillsborough County caladiums available at local nurseries and big-box stores? Throughout the year. What varieties of caladiums are grown commercially here? Florida Blizzard, Florida Moonlight, Florida Whitewater, Florida Red Ruffle, Florida White Ruffle, and Florida Irish Lace. Where are...
Ask someone what they like best about Hillsborough County and you’re bound to hear a long list. From great weather to Spring Training baseball and pirate ships, it’s enough to make you feel downright lucky. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve listed the top 5 reasons we...
Ask any Florida resident and they’ll agree - June 21 is most definitely not the “First Day of Summer” here in Hillsborough County. While many Americans celebrate this date as the return to the pool, the beautiful weather in Florida is a flip-flop-clad step ahead. Unfortunately so...
May's harvest: Cantaloupes Fun fact: The papal gardens of Cantalupo, Italy, inspired the melon's name. That's where the first cantaloupes were grown, some historians say. When are fresh local cantaloupes available at local groceries and farm stands? April through June What types of...
Did you know Hillsborough County is home to dozens of crops? Local farmers are responsible for growing many of the fruits and vegetables that land in area grocery stores. Learn about them here.