Supporting and promoting organic and sustainable agriculture since 1987
Celebrating 30 years of fighting for organic farmers! 

Florida Organic Growers (FOG) has carried out its mission for 30 years by providing communities throughout the state with programs and resources that promote and support organic and sustainable agriculture and local and just food systems.

From beginning as a grassroots organization with the office located in someone’s kitchen or an unused corner of a barn to an established organization with programs that educate producers, consumers, institutions and governments about the benefits of organic and sustainable agriculture, FOG has continually made an impact in communities around Florida! 

Learn more about all we have done and how you can support us by visiting the FOG Blog

  Celebrating National CSA Day
on February 24!

Florida Organic Growers and  Fresh Access Bucks are excited to celebrate  National CSA Day!

National CSA Day brings awareness and exposure to the importance of "community supported agriculture" and the value it brings to communities in Florida and beyond! 

Fresh Access Bucks is proud to have FABulous CSA partners including:
Learn more about our Fresh Access Bucks program and participating farmers markets around the state by visiting their website
  Bring local produce home. Double the purchasing power of SNAP.
Random Control Trial offers opportunity to win more Fresh Access Bucks!

The Random Control Trial (RCT) is an opportunity for SNAP participants to complete a food access survey through the University of Delaware. Food access surveys can be fou nd at  participating markets throughout Florida .

Two out of three participants win additional incentives at 1.5 or 2 ratio with no cap for the entire month. 

Congratulations to our FABulous partner the Venice Farmer's Market !

The Venice Farmer's Market recently won the 2016 Reader's Choice Award from The Gondolier Sun

The Venice Farmer's Market is located on  Tampa Ave. between Nokomis & Nausau Avenues in 
Historic Downtown Venice.

The market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. January through April and 8 a.m. to noon May through December. 

Stop by the market today! 
Deadline fast approaching! Farmers Market Coalition extended SNAP EBT Equipment Program!  
The Farmers Market Coalition has extended their free SNAP EBT Equipment Program through May 2017!

For participants in the program, FMC will cover the costs of purchasing or renting SNAP EBT equipment and services (set-up costs, monthly service fees) for up to three years. 

The deadline is coming up so be sure to contact us at info@freshaccessbucks.com 
Support us we continue
the fight for organic
and sustainable agriculture!
We need your support as we continue the fight for organic and sustainable agriculture in Florida and beyond!

We have exciting plans this year to host farmer workshops, an organic food and farming summit and more!

We invite you to support us as we are excited to see our work in action this year and making an impact in years to come!

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The latest in organic and food safety/
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Transitional certification

QCS will soon offer transitional certification as part of the USDA’s new transitional certification program. QCS already offers this certification and will be participating in the program and submit their application for accreditation.  Learn more

The latest in Food Safety news

QCS is participating in the FDA-ANSI pilot accreditation program in order to take necessary steps to obtain accreditation to operate under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as an accredited third party certification body.

Additionally, QCS has already conducted several FSMA related Preventive Control for Human Foods (PCHF) – Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) trainings in Florida and two more in Spanish in Dominican Republic. 

QCS is planning combined trainings of PCHF-PCQI and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) in Gainesville, Florida, and in Ecuador in the coming months. Please check the QCS website for updates on these trainings.

Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company now offering special FOG Lifer blends! 
FOG and Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company have partnered to share in our commitment to organic and sustainable agriculture through healthy farming options and just food systems.

Sweetwater now offers two blends to benefit FOG - the  FOG Lifter Medium Blend and  FOG Lifter Dark Blend.  

When you purchase either or both of these two tasty coffees, Sweetwater will donate 10% of the proceeds to FOG to support their efforts in blazing the organic trail. To order your FOG Lifter coffee, visit the Sweetwater website today!   

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