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Workshop to teach how to turn compost into gold – Florida Food and Farm – 10.24.16

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market hosts Eat with the Seasons – Lakeland Ledger – 09.21.16

Palafox Farmers Market hosts Eat with the Seasons September 3 – Rick’s Blog – 08.25.16

It’s a Snap – Edible Sarasota – 04.04.16

Fresh from the Farm – Folio Weekly, Jacksonville – 03.30.16

How Riverside Arts Market is making a comeback as a producer-only market – Jacksonville Business Journal – 02.19.16

Riverside Arts Market now participating in Fresh Access Bucks – Edible Northeast Florida – 01.26.16

Riverside Arts Market now accepting SNAP benefits – First Coast News – 01.23.16

Not all farmers markets are the same – First Coast Magazine – January 2016 

Florida Local Food Summit – Edible Northeast Florida – 09.22.15

Florida Organic Growers and the Second Annual Florida Local Food Summit – WSLR Sarasota – 08.27.15 

Open Blue Launches Cobia in France and Strengthens Presence in EU – GLOBALG.A.P. – 08.24.15 

 


Press Releases

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market hosts Eat with the Seasons: September 19, 2016The Palafox Farmers Market is partnering with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP), the SNAP-Ed implementing agency in Florida and Florida Organic Growers’ Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program to conduct special cooking demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. Read more…

Palafox Farmers Market hosts Eat with the Seasons: August 25, 2016The Palafox Farmers Market is partnering with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP), the SNAP-Ed implementing agency in Florida and Florida Organic Growers’ Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program to conduct special cooking demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 3. Read more…

Third Annual Florida Local Food Summit to be held September 8th-10th in Orlando: August 11, 2016 – The third annual Florida Local Food Summit will be held Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, September 10 at East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive in Orlando and various other locations. Read more…

Sumter County Farmers Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks: April 29, 2016 – Sumter County Farmers Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks, a program that increases access to healthy, local, fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Read more…

The Farm Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks: April 28, 2016 – The Farm Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks, a program that increases access to healthy, local, fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Read more…

Whole Foods Market’s Donate Your Dime campaign raises more than $26,000 to benefit Florida Organic Growers: April 15, 2016 – Whole Foods Market will present a check to Florida Organic Growers (FOG) on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, for the first statewide Donate Your Dime campaign. The campaign raised more than $26,000 to help benefit Florida Organic Growers (FOG) programs and services throughout Florida and beyond that impact organic farmers, consumers and just food systems. Read more…

Riverside Arts Market is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks: January 25, 2016 – Riverside Arts Market (RAM) in Jacksonville is now participating in Fresh Access Bucks, a program that increases access to healthy, local, fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Read more…

Whole Foods Market partners with Florida Organic Growers to Launch Region-Wide Donate Your Dime campaignJanuary 20, 2016 – Whole Foods Market, America’s healthiest grocery store, is partnering with Florida Organic Growers (FOG) for its first region-wide Donate Your Dime Campaign. Read more…

Englewood Farmers Market hosts Eat with the Seasons cooking demonstration January 21: January 12, 2016 – The Englewood Farmers Market is partnering with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP), the SNAP-Ed implementing agency in Florida, and Florida Organic Growers’ Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program to conduct a special cooking demonstration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. Read more…

University of Miami Experimental Fish Hatchery first educational and research institution in the world to obtain GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture certification: January 11, 2016 – The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Experimental Fish Hatchery (UMEH) has made an international mark as the first educational and research institution in the world to obtain the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance for Aquaculture producing Cobia eggs and fingerlings commercially. Read more…

Florida Organic Growers partners in launch of video series to help demystify organic certification: November 12, 2015 – Florida Organic Growers (FOG) and Little Bean Productions have cooperated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program to launch a video series called Organic Certification Made Simple: Bite by Bite as part of the USDA Sound and Sensible Initiative, a campaign that aims to make organic certification more accessible, affordable and attainable. Read more…

Zeigler achieves GLOBALG.A.P. certification and becomes largest approved feed manufacturer in U.S.: October 16, 2015 – Zeigler Bros., Inc. a globally recognized pioneer in development and manufacturing of specialized feeds for aquaculture, research and exotic animal industries has obtained GLOBALG.A.P. certification. Read more…

Quality Certification Services obtains approval to conduct GLOBALG.A.P. Friend of the Sea Add-On Module for Aquaculture: September 9, 2015 – Quality Certification Services (QCS) is proud to announce its approval to conduct GLOBALG.A.P.’s Friend of the Sea (FoS) Add-On Module for Aquaculture. GLOBALG.A.P. certified aquaculture producers can now gain an additional consumer label for their products. Read more…

Second Annual Florida Local Food Summit to be held September 18-20: July 20, 2015 – Florida Organic Growers, East End Market and Local Roots Distribution have partnered to host the second annual Florida Local Food Summit slated for Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 at the Straughn Center, 2142 Shealy Drive in Gainesville. Read more…

Backyard Farms Obtains GLOBALG.A.P. Harmonized Produce Safety Standard Certification with Quality Certification Services: June 16, 2015 – Quality Certification Services (QCS) announced today that Backyard Farms, New England’s largest year-round grower of tomatoes, has become the first grower ever to obtain GLOBALG.A.P. Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) certification, the newest food safety standard operated by GLOBALG.A.P that combines the United Fresh Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative’s “Field Operations and Harvesting” and “Post-Harvest Operations” Standards. Read more…