Florida Heritage Foods
The food and culture events and event planning resources below were designed and developed by students and faculty at Santa Fe College in collaboration with Florida Organic Growers. Check back as the page and resources continue to grow. 

Upcoming Food and Culture events

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Event Planning Tool Kit (coming Soon)

The Food and Culture Event Planning Tool-Kit below is a step-by-step guide for planning a food and culture event at a farm or farmers market that links local food to local culture. The guide is designed according to the evidence-based project planning ADDIE model.  






The assessment stage includes preliminary data collection to identify needs, resources and constraints.

The design stage includes preliminary planning and coordination to establish the framework for the event.

The development stage initiates a process to create critical components and set them in place.

The implementation stage includes the execution of the event including set up and take down. 

The evaluation stage relies on pre and post data collection to identify successes and failures. 

Printable PDF download of the Food and Culture Event Planning Toolkit is coming soon!

Florida HeRitagE Food Marketing Materials

The plant cards below value-add Florida heritage crops with historical, cultural, nutritional and culinary information. Check back for new additions as our collection grows.

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Cultural Asset Map (coming Soon)

The upcoming Florida cultural asset map represents an inventory of cultural groups and organizations across the state. The map will provide a useful tool for farmers and farmers market managers to connect with local cultural communities and collaborate in the planning and implementation of culturally thematic Florida Heritage Food celebrations on Florida farms and in farmers markets. 

  • Download Excel File (Coming Soon!)

Florida Heritage Food Events Photo Gallery

In collaboration with Florida Organic Growers, the Florida Heritage Food Initiative at Santa Fe College will work with eight farmers and farmers markets to host culturally-thematic heritage foods events in collaboration with local cultural communities. In addition, Santa Fe College will host three stakeholder symposiums to share resources and information, disseminate deliverables, and promote networking in the local food community.  

Roselle Festival at Frog Song Organic Farm in Hawthorne

With support from Santa Fe College and Florida Organic Growers, Frog Song Organic Farm celebrated the culture and history of Roselle as part of their on-farm U-Pick program. A wide range of farmers and consumers participated in growing and cooking workshops with entertainment by the UF African Chorus. 

1st Stakeholder Symposium: Opportunities and Benefits of Heritage Foods

The first annual Florida Heritage Foods symposium entitled, Opportunities and Benefits of Florida Heritage Foods, attracted a diverse set of stakeholders to Santa Fe College.  Keynote speaker and civil rights activist, Vivian Filer, launched the event with a reflection on the role of food in local African-American culture. Her talk was followed by a series of workshops by SF and UF faculty, entrepreneurs, and local growers. 

Sacred Foods Festival at the Grove Street Farmers Market in Gainesville

With support from Santa Fe College and Florida Organic Growers, the Grove Street Farmers Market celebrated Sacred Foods in collaboration with community groups such as the Indian Culture and Education Center, Safa Music, and Working Food.

roots and Herbs Festival at Haile Farmers Market in Gainesville

With support from Santa Fe College and Florida Organic Growers, the Haile Farmers Market celebrated Roots and Herbs in collaboration with community groups such as the Alliance Francaise, Ukraine Community support, Working Food, Alachua County Farm to School, and more.