Local Farm Earns Organic Certification – Sarasota Magazine, 2-20-2020

2020 Florida Woman of the Year in Agriculture Announced – 01-22-2020

‘Grain by Grain’: Bob Quinn Visits Gainesville to Share the Power of Organic FarmingWUFT, 10-11-2019

“Organic Food and Farming Summit” – Alligator, 7-27-18

“Ways Produce Growers Can Up Their Organic Game” – Growing Produce, 6-18-18

“Florida Organic Certification Cost Share Program” – AGNET, 6-8-2018

“Growing gardens and community: A day of workshops” – Tallahassee Democrat, 3-22-2018

“Englewood Farmers Market grows a loyal following”– Sarasota Herald Tribune, 1-31-2018

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Press Releases

Whole Foods Market® Donates Proceeds to Support FOG’s Florida Farmers’ Market Association“On July 26, 2018, 23 Whole Foods Market stores in Florida donated 5% of the day’s net sales to Florida Organic Growers (FOG) to expand the organization’s capacity to develop farmers’ markets across the state, especially in food desert areas which critically need access to healthy food and fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Union Street Farmers Market is Gainesville now participating in Fresh Access Bucks Program“Union Street will be the 50th Fresh Access Bucks market in the state, which is “a fitting milestone,” FOG’s Executive Director Marty Mesh says, “for a market where we originated the idea of incentives in 2010.”

ElderPoint Ministries Mobile Pantry is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks:  “Doubling SNAP funds to purchase fresh Florida grown produce at ElderPoint markets, which is already low cost, will dramatically improve the quality of life for seniors facing food insecurity in our community,” said Jane Hammond, Executive Director of ElderPoint Ministries. Read more …

Double SNAP Benefits at Florida Farmers Markets: Match Up to $40 Extended Through 2018: Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and Disaster SNAP recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the purchase of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through 2018.  Read more…

Florida Organic Growers Partners with Department of Health to Accept SNAP at Farmers Market in Southeast Gainesville:  In partnership with the Alachua County Department of Health and Florida’s Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program, Florida Organic Growers (FOG) will offer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients a way to spend their benefits on fresh, locally-grown produce at the newly re-opened Alachua County Department of Health Farmers Market.

Gainesville Food Justice Study Group Announces February 2018 Reading Selections; Will Meet Feb. 22 at CMC The reading selections for the month include Garrett M. Broad’s More than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change, published by the University of California Press in 2016. Read more …

RMA Announces New Cooperative Agreements for Risk Management Education Programs:  USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently awarded 52 cooperative agreements under the Risk Management Education Partnerships Program totaling approximately $4.8 million. As an award recipient, Florida Organic Growers (FOG) will create a series of professionally-produced, online videos (including one in Spanish) featuring local producers offering practical solutions to recordkeeping challenges.  Read more…

Wells Fargo to Present Check to Expand Local Food Security Project at Fall Harvest Festival On Saturday November 18th, at the Alachua County Farmer’s Market Fall Harvest Festival, Wells Fargo Business Banking Relationship Manager Scott Hansis will present a $5,000 check to Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers’ (FOG) to support and expand the organization’s Local Food Security Project. Read more …

Artisan Alley Farmers Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks:  Artisan Alley Farmers and Producers Market is now participating in the FAB program.  “We are so happy to be able to begin accepting SNAP at our Farmers Market, and thrilled that our customers can take advantage of Fresh Access Bucks. This will expand the benefits of our Farmers Market to a wonderful new group of customers, and it will help our farmers get more locally grown fresh Florida produce onto tables in our community where it is needed,” said Barb Shepherd, president of Conrad Realty Co., which hosts the weekly Downtown DeLand Farmers Market on Artisan Alley. Read more …

Double SNAP Benefits at Florida Farmers Markets: Match Up to $40 Extended Through December 31st: Now through December 31, 2017, FAB is enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and Disaster SNAP recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the purchase of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets.

Florida Farm Stands Now Eligible to Apply to Fresh Access Bucks Program:  Farm stands across Florida are now eligible to apply to Fresh Access Bucks (FAB), a statewide program now operating in 18 counties that was created to increases access to healthy, local, and fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.

Ferrell’s Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks:  Ferrell’s Market in Okeechobee County is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks, a program that increases access to healthy, local, fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.

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