Bundle Up

Taste of Immokalee's Holiday Gift Bundles Are Back

The company is run by high school students who use the profits to provide scholarships, internships and job training to young people in Immokalee.

11/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sustainable cinema

Sarasota Film Festival Series Shows the Local Effects of Climate Change

The four mini-documentaries will premiere on the festival's website on Friday, April 30.

04/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Let's Eat

Virtual Eat Local Week Kicks Off March 14

Events will include talks on edible gardening and labor standards in agriculture, a movie screening and a cooking challenge with two talented Sarasota chefs.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bouncing back

Customers Come Through for Local Farm After It Was Robbed

Jessica's Organic Farm has been asking for support from the community, and the community has delivered.

12/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Doug Holder Appointed to Florida Horse Park Board

Doug Holder is also a former state representative and is an original partner of the Legis Group, a consulting and lobbying firm.

10/09/2020 By Staff

Living Garden

Bishop Museum Hosts Think & Drink/Science Event on Carnivorous Plants

Join permaculturist Kenny Coogan to learn about Florida's most unusual plants in a fun, casual setting.

02/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Hungry Hungry History

For One Scholar, Corn Offers a Window Into Florida's Past—and Present

The history of corn in Florida goes back millennia.

07/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Agriculture

New Seed Library Created to Help Local Growers

The program allows residents to check out packets of seeds at no cost.

11/03/2017 By staff

Agriculture

Florida Citrus Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

A survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent.

10/13/2017 By staff

Retail

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The downtown market is reopening for the 2017-2018 season soon.

10/04/2017 By staff

Deals

751 Acres in Myakka City Sold

Miami's Gopher Hill Farm recently purchased 751 acres of agricultural land from Pennsylvania's Giuliano Florida Realty Development Group for almost $2.7 million.

04/27/2017 By staff

Food

New Honey Shop, Bee Education Center Opens

The Sarasota Honey Company recently opened the Honey Bee Education Center, Nursery, and Honey Shoppe in Sarasota.

02/28/2017 By staff

Construction

Construction Company Building New Agriculture Department Facility

The 28,210-square-foot building will be used to protect local agriculture from non-indigenous insect outbreaks.

12/08/2016 By staff

Agriculture

Exhibit Collects Old Florida Citrus Products

Products from Sarasota's Citra Products of Florida will be included in a new exhibit documenting Old Florida products reminiscent of Florida vacations from Nov. 10 to Feb. 18.

11/07/2016 By staff

Food Lovers' Guide

5 "Food Fighters" Who Are Making a Difference in Our Community

Christa Leonard, Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes, Ed Chiles, and John Matthews aim to change the way we think about food.

10/27/2016 Illustrations by Andrew Theophilopoulous By Staff

Milk and Money

Karen and Jerry Dakin Have Built a Diverse Agri-Empire at Dakin Dairy

Dakin Dairy has taken family farming to a multidimensional agricultural operation.

10/26/2016 By Anu Varma

Agriculture

Myakka City Rancher to Be Showcased on TV Series FarmHer

Renee Strickland of Myakka City's Strickland Ranch & Exports will be featured in an upcoming episode of the RFD-TV series FarmHer.

09/28/2016 Research by staff