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