Supporting and promoting organic and sustainable agriculture since 1987
Register today for the
2016 Florida Local Food Summit!

Registration today for the 2016 Florida Local Food Summit!

Hosted by Florida Organic Growers, East End Market and Local Roots Distribution, the 3rd annual Summit will take place September 8th-10th in Orlando and will gather our state's top food and farming entrepreneurs, policy makers, chefs, foodies and local food fans.

The Summit is your one stop shop for all things local food and farming!
SNAP Tech Support for Florida Farmers and Farmers Markets
Attention Florida farmers and farmers markets! 

If you’re interested in growing your customer base, increasing your sales, expanding access to healthy foods, and strengthening your local community and farms, then accepting SNAP as a payment option might be right for you!    
Eat with the Seasons kicks off
in September!

We are so excited for the first Eat with the Seasons demonstration kicking off Saturday, September 3 at the Palafox Farmers Market in Pensacola!

Eat with the Seasons,” features UF/IFAS Chef David Bearl, American Culinary Federation certified chef for more than 30 years. He will demonstrate seasonal, healthy and easy to prepare market to table recipes using Florida grown produce right from the market.
2016 Cost Share Program
for Certified Organic
Operations in Florida
Cost Share is back!

Certified organic growers and handlers in Florida can now apply for reimbursement of up to 75 percent of certification costs, or a maximum of $750 per scope of certification.
Porters Community Farm Update

Due to lack of financial resources,  Porters Community Farm is closed indefinitely.

We are thankful for the support in the effort and proud we were able to turn an abandoned lot into a thriving community space that served the local Porters community near downtown Gainesville and serve as an example for others.

Learn more about how the program impacted the community  here
GIFT Gardens Update

Due to lack of financial resources, FOG’s Gainesville Initiative for Tasty Gardens (GIFT Garden) is closed indefinitely. 

We are thankful for the support through the years and proud we were able to offer a program that built almost 400 raised bed vegetable gardens and edible landscaping for low-income families and the institutions that support them.

Learn more a
bout how the program impacted the community here
Become a Friend of FOG!
Want to be involved in the organic food and farming movement?

Want to make a difference in the future of our food?

Have a passion for food advocacy?

Become a Friends of FOG member and join the movement that's changing the food and farming landscape in Florida!
Quality Certification Services 
The latest in organic and food safety/
GAPs certification 
FDA Recognized Standardized Curriculum Upcoming Training

QCS is holding a 2.5 day training designed to address the new FSMA regulation which requires every processing facility to have one trained person as a Qualified Individual to implement and maintain a Food Safety Plan. 


The  Agricultural Justice Project is excited to launch the Give Dignity Campaign as a way to support the organization and the dramatic change needed in our food system. The campaign will run August 8-August 21. 

For positive change to occur, we need to support organizations committed to creating a real long-lasting cultural shift.

Central to the Agricultural Justice Project’s mission are the principles that all humans deserve respect, the freedom to live with dignity and nurture community, and share responsibility for preserving the earth’s resources for future generations.

Learn more and give to the Give Dignity campaign today!

A message from Pam Smith, FOG Board of Directors 

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of creating an Advisory Council

This Council will meet once a year---each year in a different quadrant of Florida.  We’re looking for people who would like to serve on the Council. 
We’d like people with different fields of interest such as the law, the environment, fundraising,  large healthcare corporations, farmers, local food distribution, and perhaps something you have thought of that could be important for FOG that we’ve not thought of yet.

Please e-mail us at: education@foginfo.org if you have an interest. 

Thanks and keep cool in this August Florida heat!

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