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March 2019

Florida Farm Bureau Federation sponsors 2019 Youth Speech Contest

March 21 - September 13

Feature photo: Algae at the Port Mayaca lock on Lake Okeechobee in July 2018. The theme of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Youth Speech Contest is “Recent natural disasters have had a major impact on agriculture. How have these impacts affected consumers?”/ Florida Food & Farm file photo The topic of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Youth Speech Contest is “Recent natural disasters have had a major impact on agriculture. How have these impacts affected consumers?” The FFB’s…

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June 2019

Blueberry Solstice Supper 2019

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deep Spring Farm, 16419 W. CR 1491
Alachua, FL 32615 United States
$75

Please join the Farm Kitchen Collective as we retreat to Deep Spring Farm in Alachua for a delectable and delightful pop-up dinner experience on Sunday, June 23, from 5:30-8:00 pm, featuring their fresh organically-grown blueberries and other farm produce, as well as the tastiest ingredients sourced from other local growers and producers. Visit www.deepspringfarm.com/blueberry-solstice-supper-2019. Arrive at 5:30 to enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks on the Deep Spring waterfront under the sprawling canopy of live oaks. Then stroll through…

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July 2019

Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival 2019

July 13 @ 9:30 am - July 14 @ 4:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156 United States
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The weekend is packed with tropical gardening fun, including mango and fruit trees for sale; classes and advice on how to grow them; cooking demonstrations on how to use fresh Florida fruit in your own dishes (especially the MANGO); our ever-popular mango tasting; sellers of all kinds of garden-related goodies, jewelry, candles, soaps, crafts, and more; vendors with food of all kinds; beer tasting; live music; activities for kids and so much more! Admission Pricing The Mango Festival is included with the price of admission…

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2019 Mango Madness at Erickson Farm set for Sunday, July 21

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Erickson Farm, 13646 U.S. 441
Canal Point, Florida
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Free

Erickson Farm's annual Mango Madness event attracts hundreds of people who like to sample the 10 or so varieties that this Canal Point farm offers, as well as enjoy the live music, vendors and educational talks. / Florida Food & Farm file photo Erickson Farm’s Sunday, July 21, Mango Madness event will feature tastings, educational seminars, tram rides through the groves, and more. This annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-owned and -operated (since 1911) farm…

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Outdoor Life / Field & Stream EXPO 2019

July 26 - July 28
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St.
Lakeland, Florida
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The Outdoor Life / Field & Stream EXPO, formerly the Florida Deer & Turkey Expo, is set for July 26-28, 2019, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Come celebrate the expanded Outdoor Life / Field & Stream EXPO in Lakeland, FL! See the pages and posts of Outdoor Life and Field & Stream come to life. The RP Funding Center will feature top companies, gear, equipment, and latest products. Whether for your next hunt, adventure, or passion for the outdoors, fans will have the unique…

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South Beach Mango Festival 2019

July 27 - July 28
Lummus Park, 1130 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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Here in sunny SOUTH FLORIDA we grow, gather and devour some of the most delicious MANGOS in the world. South Florida is ideally located for growing Mangos, adjacent to the sea and clean easterly breeze, one can argue our MANGOS ARE AS SWEET AS SUGAR. Saturday 11am-5pm: beautiful LUMMUS Park on the sand between Ocean Drive and Miami Beach. Our Main event feature dozens of restaurants, bars serving mango cocktails, Mango Tasting Tent, a Mango Auction, Cooking competitions and demonstrations…

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August 2019

UF/IFAS offering 2 Honey Bee Lab sessions in August 2019

August 5 - August 9
UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab, 1881 Natural Area D
Gainesville, 32611
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If you don't have your own protective equipment, the Bee College will provide it. / Florida Food & Farm file photo This year, UF Bee College is being offered twice: Aug. 5-6 and Aug. 8-9. As much as possible, classes offered in Session 1 will be repeated in Session 2. Each session will be limited to 250 attendees. Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab at the 2019 University of Florida Bee College for one or two days of all things…

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Florida A&M University Grape Harvest Festival 2019

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
FAMU Center For Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, 6361 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308 United States
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The Florida A&M University Grape Harvest Festival 2019 is set for Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, 6361 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308 Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call (850) 599-3996.

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November 2019

Kai-Kai Farm Tours

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every year that begins at 10:30am on the second Wednesday of November, December, January, February, March and April, repeating indefinitely

An event every year that begins at 3:30pm on the third Saturday of November, December, January, February, March and April, repeating indefinitely

Want to know more about where your food comes from? Or perhaps you want your children to learn about vegetables and how we grow them. Join Farmer Diane twice monthly for FREE guided tours of our beautiful 40 acre farm. Remember to bring water, outdoor attire, and sunscreen! Walking distance on-site about 1/2 mile so wear walking shoes suitable for sand and bring a hat.

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