The Floridian peninsula lies at a global intersection where people and cultures from Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and North America have come into contact for several centuries. Florida’s food system reflects the state’s multicultural history, and each heritage crop tells a unique story about our past. By linking local food to local culture, we can connect to Florida’s heritage and experience the multicultural legacies that shape contemporary cultural diversity in the sunshine state today. Explore the links below to learn more.
November 16, 2023
@ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
GNV Farmers Market
619 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
Explore the cultural and culinary linkages between Florida and the Caribbean. Buy Florida heritage crops grown by local farmers. Join UF IFAS extension agents to learn tips on how to grow these crops in your own backyard. Taste new ways of cooking nutritionally dense, locally grown crops. Learn new recipes and cooking techniques. Sing and dance will shopping and learning.
December 02, 2023
@ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2900 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Join us for a celebration of Florida heritage crops, art, and culture. Learn how to grow and cook nutritionally-dense, locally-grown crops. Learn new recipes an cooking techniques. Buy crops grown by local farmers. Join UF IFAS extension agents to learn tips on how to grow these crops in your own backyard or farm. Discover the rich culture and history of Florida heritage crops.