Food Bank Plots Major Expansion of Fresh Produce Capacity

All Faiths Food Bank is expanding its warehouse space to triple the amount of fresh produce it can accommodate and will roll out a new brand next month.

02/11/2018 By Staff


Organic Food Distributor Adds Sarasota Warehouse Space

United Natural Foods, a Rhode Island-based wholesale distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, is expanding its footprint in Sarasota.

12/20/2017 By staff


New Grocery Delivery Company Launches

The company Instacart will begin offering delivery services in Sarasota through stores such as ABC, Publix, Whole Foods Market, Costco and Petco.

02/28/2017 By staff


Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week Begins Oct. 22

The week includes farm and garden tours, farm-to-fork dinners, 'reskilling' workshops, educational programs, community discussions and hands-on activities.

10/14/2016 Research by staff


Farmers Market Research Shows $56 Million Economic Impact

More than 520,000 visitors to the Sarasota Farmers Market contributed $56 million to the local economy over the past year, according to data released Monday by the market's executive director, Phil Pagano.

08/15/2016 Research by staff


Downtown Farmers' Market Tests New Layout Saturday

Vendors south of Main Street will relocate to First Street, east of Lemon Avenue and near City Hall.

06/30/2016 Research by staff


Integration of Organic Distribution Companies Completed This Week

Albert's Organics, a division of United Natural Foods, recently announced that its integration with Sarasota's Global Organic Specialty Source Inc. will be complete as of Friday, June 24.

06/23/2016 Research by staff


Downtown Farmers' Market Asks City for Backup Plan During Construction Projects

The Sarasota Farmers Market announced Sunday that it is asking the City of Sarasota to look at a plan to relocate vendors on Lemon and State Streets, due to pending construction in the area.

05/16/2016 Research by staff

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Sarasota Organic Food Distributor Sold to National Natural Foods Company

Sarasota's Global Organic Specialty Source Inc., one of the biggest organic food distributers in the United States, was sold earlier this week to United Natural Foods.

03/09/2016 Research by staff