Dansk Farms is a small, artisanal producer and distributor of premium raw honeys and assorted apiary products located in Winter Park, Florida. The honey they harvest is completely natural – it is unfiltered and contains no additives. They maintain their hives throughout Florida including Arcadia, Cocoa, Oak Hill, Orlando, and Winter Park. They are firm believers in sustainable agriculture; their beekeeper adheres to organic production standards never using any pesticides, chemicals, or drugs on the bees or their hives. They are members of Slow Food Orlando, and are constantly working to raise awareness concerning the importance and value of eating local naturally produced foods – because they taste better, reduce environmental hazards, and boost the local economy.
Jessica and Katherine Grandey started The Greenh2ouse last year in Apopka. They specialize in flavor and nutrient dense live petite greens, as well as a fine selection of live micro greens and live herbs. They grow their beautiful assortment in hydroponic towers, creating clean healthy food with a strong focus on flavor and texture. They are very interested in growing you exactly what you are looking for, so be sure to ask for it!
Green Flamingo Organics
Green Flamingo Farm was started in March of 2009, by friends Liz Dannemiller and Mary Hathaway in Oak Hill. Green Flamingo Farm is dedicated to bringing beyond organic, fresh, and healthy vegetables to their local community. With 3 acres in production, they hope to introduce their community to an amazingly tasty and beautifully unique way of eating. Their motto is, “Local. Sustainable. Delicious.”.
Lake Meadow Naturals
Lake Meadow Naturals is the home of a variety of Heritage breed chickens and ducks that lay brown eggs in various shades, and also white and green. Included in their collection are: Black Astralorps, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Araucana (the Easter Egg Chicken) Pheonix, Turkens, Wyandottes, Jersey Giants, which are considered to be rare and unusual breeds. Their cage free, free range, free roaming and locally produced eggs are from happy hens who have access to grass and sunshine and fresh air on Lake Meadow right outside Orlando, Florida. Their chickens eat only wholesome grains that include corn, soybeans, wheat, millet, various multi-grains, oyster shells, and all of the fresh water they want. There are NO growth hormones, antibiotics, or chemicals given to their happy hens. They also have duck eggs and have more ducks and new chickens growing to keep up with the demand of their loyal customers.
Long & Scott Farms
At Long & Scott Farms, they run their business according to the idea “The farmer is the original environmentalist.” They have evolved in the production of quality produce by using hybrid seed varieties for higher yields. In addition, they practice integrated pest management with intense scouting of crops and release beneficial insects to reduce chemical use.
Monterey Mushrooms is second generation, family-owned and operated agribusiness with a passion for excellence in all they do. Monterey’s highly committed and engaged employees work together in high performance teams to develop seeds, grow, harvest, package, and distribute quality mushrooms every day. Monterey is proud to be a good steward of the environment. Monterey’s sustained commitment to food safety and continuous product innovation has been rewarded with strong brand loyalty and recognition from consumers for over three decades.
My Yard Farm
Their mission is to co-create a community rich in local organic food through sustainable growing practices. They grow delicious micro-greens, edible flowers and other seasonal items. Their garden installations are also a favorite of many local restaurants.
Dave and Beth Seely have operated the Seely’s Ark rabbit farm in Dunnellon since 1986. They produce local high quality rabbit that is hand processed at their small humane facility.
William and Mike Tomazin from Samsula represent their fourth generation family owned and family worked farm. They strive to provide fresh local vegetables like cool crisp lettuce, hearty broccoli and other tasty greens. William and Mike are farming the 40 acres of Samsula land their ancestors first cultivated in 1915.
For over four generations, Wild Ocean Seafood has provided local wild-caught seafood on the Florida coast getting their start as the premiere provider of Florida Rock Shrimp. Most of their seafood finds it way across their docks in Port Canaveral, from waterways such as the Indian River, the St. John River, and the Banana River. They carry a variety of shellfish, shrimp, crab, lobster, and fin fish. Their commitment to quality, wild-caught seafood has been their trademark. In fact, their commitment to seafood, their belief in sustainability, and the importance of choosing local food has lead them to partner with Slow Food’s Orlando Convivium.
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