Florida Heritage Foods

Florida heritage foods
Linking LOCAL food to local culture

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.

Florida Heritage Food Gallery

Celebrating history, culture and culinary significance

food Education Resources

linking local food to local culture

Project vita and outcomes

Empowering others by sharing information

Upcoming events



January 23, 2024 @ 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Symposium: Linking Local Food and Local Culture

Santa Fe College Blount Hall 530 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

Food is an excellent way to connect with neighbors, build community, and explore the multicultural richness of our region. We invite you to join us for this symposium, “Linking Local Food and Local Culture.” We will hear presentations from various community members and learn how they have improved access to locally-grown food and helped organize inclusive and multicultural food events at local farms and farmers markets. 

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Santa Fe College has collaborated with Florida Organic Growers (FOG), Working Food, and the University of Florida’s Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (UF IFAS).

You can view more about our project details by clicking on the button below.