Fresh produce

Farm to City feeds 800 families for Thanksgiving

Farm to City feeds 800 families for Thanksgiving

As part of National Farm to City week, Nov. 18-24, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service partnered with Feeding the Gulf Coast and other area organizations to provide a complete holiday meal to 800 food insecure families in Santa Rosa and Escambia county Tuesday, Nov. 22. The event distributed roughly 52,400 pounds of food to […]

Urban gardening

Urban gardening

“Part of the game is predicting the weather,” said Dr. Robert Randel of his vast urban garden located near Oriole Beach. This year, as you might guess, the above-average heat meant pepper plants galore. Randel had many different varieties covering the multiple beds he has crafted all around his property. It’s also delayed his planting […]

2016 Farmers Market available to WIC participants

2016 Farmers Market available to WIC participants

Locally grown fresh produce will be available at the farmers market sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County WIC program beginning Monday, April 25.  The market will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May 10.  After May 10, the market will be open four days […]