Are you wondering what to do this holiday season while the kids are out of school? No kids? No problem. The Florida Agritourism Association (FAA) website, visitfloridafarms.com, provides an extensive list of “Florida Adventures” for people of all ages and interests.
The 12 sections listed under “Activities” include “Aquaculture;” “Farms, Nurseries & Ranches”; “Farmers Markets & Special Crops”; “U-Picks & U-Cuts”; and “Trail Riding, Hunting & Petting”; and “Crop Mazes.”
The easy-to-use “Events” section allows visitors to see what is scheduled, and where.
Under “Blog,” the FAA provides helpful news such as “Beekeeper Update,” “Planting Bamboo in Place of Citrus,” and “Sustainable Agriculture Network Kickoff Event.”
To learn how the Florida Agritourism Association helps farmers, farmers markets and other ag-related organizations to increase their business, click on the “Operators” tab. The FAA “will work to help promote your operation through our website, mobile app, social media sites, e-newsletter, and our partnerships with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and VISIT Florida. We also offer business development opportunities, educational trainings and networking through other partners.”
Also under “Operators” is the FAA’s Florida Agritourism Toolkit. This 70-page guide has 18 chapters with titles such as “What Makes a Successful Agritourism Operation,” “The Florida Agritourism Law,” and “Licensing and Business Resources.”