About This project
The Florida Heritage Foods Initiative at Santa Fe College aims to stimulate the heritage food economy in Florida farmers markets by providing public education about heritage foods for consumers and providing farmers markets with tools to reach culturally diverse communities already purchasing heritage food.
Funding for the Florida Heritage Foods Initiative: Connecting Local Food with Local Culture in Florida Farmers Markets was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant Agreement Number 21FMPPFL1026-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.
This initiative is in partnership with Florida Organic Growers and Consumers.
The goals of this project are to:
- increase access to heritage foods in farmers markets with educational marketing materials for farmers, consumers, and K-12 students that provide information about the cultural, historical, nutritional and culinary value of heritage foods,
- expand direct-to-consumer marketing opportunities with a Multicultural Heritage Food Event Planning Tool-Kit for farmers markets, and
- provide training and education on heritage foods to consumers, farmers, market managers, and local food stakeholders through three virtual and on-site symposiums. students and faculty at Santa Fe College.
Meet the team
Partners & Collaborators
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Alachua County Farm To School
City of Gainesville, Dept. of Strategy Planning and Innovation
Frog Song Organics
Nicoya Organic Farm
GNV Farmers Market
India Cultural and Education Center
UF Center for African Studies
Matheson History Museum
Feeding Florida – Fresh Access Bucks