Day Trip Idea: Florida’s Citrus History at Gainesville’s Matheson History Museum, Through 8/26/16

Although our Natural North Florida region is no longer an important player in Florida’s citrus industry, there’s still lots of history and images to remind us how valuable “liquid gold” was to the area in past decades.  As “cooler” weather crept northward, freezes killed many commercial groves, and only a few remain, mostly near lakes …

Learn About “Florida Cuisine” at Gainesville’s Matheson Museum, May 2015

  Florida’s food baffles lots of visitors.  As a surprise to many, oranges are not our largest agricultural output, nor are fish.  Would you believe beef cattle?  Natural North Florida is especially varied, and you’ll likely see more cattle ranches than citrus groves as you cruise our 10 county region.  Of course, we have fish, …