Florida Organic Growers and Santa Fe college have partnered in a three-year grant designed to increase access and promote consumption of Florida heritage foods in local farmer’s markets. The project, entitled “Florida Heritage Foods Initiative: Connecting Local Food with Local Culture in Florida Farmers Markets,” aims to highlight historical and cultural significance of 42 crops in Florida and to educate consumers and small farmers on how to cook and grow them.
Over the course of the three-year grant, the college will also host annual educational symposiums and multi-cultural festivals that highlight heritage foods. This year’s symposium “Opportunities and Benefits of Heritage Foods” is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m in downtown Gainesville.
Tune in to hear about:
- Why the initiative focuses on heritage foods
- Goals and potential impacts on local communities
- Upcoming events and opportunities to celebrate heritage foods
- Resources and developments for farmers and farmers markets
Register for the Heritage Foods Symposium “Opportunity and Benefits of Heritage Foods” on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opportunities-and-benefits-of-heritage-foods-symposium-tickets-370634416517
Stay tuned for a new website promoting heritage foods: www.floridaheritagefoods.com
Visit FOG’s website for more details: https://foginfo.org/events