Essential Intelligence

The Incredible History and Uncertain Future of the Iconic Florida Orange

The citrus industry is in trouble, but the orange continues to symbolize the Sunshine State’s allure.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Tropicana Exec to Florida Citrus Commission

William Poulton, of Bradenton, is senior director of global procurement for Tropicana Products, Inc.

10/08/2021 By Staff

Season's greetings

4 Farms Worth the Drive

Southwest Florida's growing season is in full swing. Check out a handful of our favorite local agricultural pit stops.

03/12/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Squeezed

Battered By Disease and Storms, Florida Citrus Growers Hope 2019 Is a Better Year

The most recent estimate for the current season suggests production should reach 77 million boxes of oranges and 6.4 million boxes of grapefruit.

01/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Media

Sarasota Magazine Takes Home Three Journalism Awards

Sarasota Magazine won three second-place awards in this year's Sunshine State Awards contest.

08/07/2018 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine a Finalist for Three Sunshine State Awards

The winners, chosen by the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be announced in August.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Authentic Florida

Two Authentic Florida Festivals Celebrate Kumquats and Birds

These two festivals, both this month, highlight the best of Florida with a "down home" vibe.

01/09/2017 By Robin Draper

Signs of Life

Citrus Greening Threatens the Florida Economy and a Cherished Way of Life

Scientists have been searching for ways to combat it. Now genetic research might be bearing fruit.

12/30/2016 By Daniel DeWitt

Authentic Florida

Where and How to Observe Manatees in the Wild

Citrus County is one of the best places to see Florida's manatees up close.

11/17/2016 By Robin Draper

Up a Creek

Day Trip: Paddling in Citrus County

In Citrus County, you'll find Old Florida charm, breathtaking wilderness and many manatees.

04/15/2016 With Robin Draper

Authentic Florida

Where to Pick Fresh Florida Citrus Straight From the Grove

Stop and smell the orange blossoms.

02/24/2016 By Robin Draper

Article

Authentic Florida Scalloping

Authentic Florida shares some tips for a scalloping trip including where to go and what to expect.

06/02/2015 By Robin Draper

Article

Simply Divine Tangerine Pudding

Nothing tastes like Florida more than citrus - especially this sweet, tangy divine dessert

02/24/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Fall Has Arrived in Florida

I hear things....because I finally turned off the air conditioner, opened the windows and can now let an authentic Florida fall into my home.

10/23/2013 By Robin Draper