Homegrown Hillsborough

Did you know Hillsborough County is home to dozens of crops? Local farmers and ranchers are responsible for growing many of the fruits, vegetables, and livestock that land in area grocery stores. Learn about them here.

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Summer Squash

Homegrown Hillsborough: Summer Squash

June 19, 2019
When is fresh Hillsborough County summer squash available at local groceries and farm stands? March...
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honey

Homegrown Hillsborough: Honey

April 25, 2019
When is Hillsborough County honey available at local groceries and farm stands? Throughout the...
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Artichokes

Homegrown Hillsborough: Artichoke

March 5, 2019
When are fresh Hillsborough County artichokes available at local groceries and farm stands? Florida...
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kohlrabi

Homegrown Hillsborough: Kohlrabi

January 29, 2019
Fun fact: Kohlrabi leaves are excellent in salads, or cooked like collard greens. Kohlrabi stems...
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oranges

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October 26, 2018
Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. In this monthly feature we discuss a seasonal...
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Beef Cattle

Homegrown Hillsborough: Beef Cattle

September 14, 2018
  How do ranchers raise cattle in Hillsborough County? Female cows are bred to produce...
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HH Mango

Homegrown Hillsborough: Mangoes

July 17, 2018
Fun facts: Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world. They are related to cashews and...
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Homegrown Hillsborough: Hot and Mini Bell Peppers

October 18, 2017
Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. In this monthly feature we discuss a seasonal...
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bok choy

Homegrown Hillsborough: Asian Fusion Vegetables

January 7, 2019
Fun fact: More than 20 vegetables are grown in Florida that can be used in Asian fusion recipes....
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Peach

Homegrown Hillsborough: Peaches

May 4, 2018
May's Harvest: Peaches  When are fresh Hillsborough County peaches available at local...
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HH Southern Peas

Homegrown Hillsborough: Southern Peas

June 11, 2018
When are fresh Southern peas available at Hillsborough County groceries and farm stands? April...
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Sweet Corn

Homegrown Hillsborough: Sweet Corn

April 10, 2018
April's harvest: Sweet Corn Fun fact: The average ear of corn has an even number of rows of...
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okra

Homegrown Hillsborough: Okra

July 14, 2017
July's harvest: Okra  Fun fact: Mature okra can be used to make rope and paper. When is fresh...
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Tangerines

Homegrown Hillsborough: Tangerines

January 11, 2018
Fun fact: Florida is the second-largest producer of tangerines in the United States, behind...
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Broccoli

Homegrown Hillsborough: Broccoli

December 7, 2017
Where is broccoli most commonly grown in Hillsborough County? Though broccoli is not grown...
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grapefruit

Homegrown Hillsborough: Grapefruit

October 18, 2017
Fun fact: White and pink grapefruit have their own distinct tastes When is fresh local grapefruit...
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eggplant

Homegrown Hillsborough: Eggplants

June 20, 2018
Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. In this monthly feature we discuss a seasonal...
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cantaloupe

Homegrown Hillsborough: Cantaloupes

May 3, 2017
May's Harvest: Cantaloupe Fun fact: The papal gardens of Cantalupo, Italy, inspired the melon's...
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Zucchini

Homegrown Hillsborough: Zucchini

November 14, 2018
March's harvest: Zucchini Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service Fun...
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blueberry

Homegrown Hillsborough: Blueberries

February 27, 2018
April's harvest: Blueberries   Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. In...
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Homegrown Hillsborough Cauliflower

November 14, 2018
January's Harvest: Cauliflower  Fun fact: Cauliflower - yes, it actually is a flower - is a...
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cabage

Homegrown Hillsborough: Cabbage

November 14, 2018
February's harvest: Cabbage  Fun fact: Cabbage has the fewest calories and least fat of any...
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Tomatoes

Homegrown Hillsborough: Tomatoes

May 26, 2017
November's harvest: Tomatoes  When are fresh Hillsborough County tomatoes available at local...
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Strawberries

Homegrown Hillsborough: Strawberries

November 29, 2018
Harvest: Strawberries  When are fresh Hillsborough County strawberries available at local...