A celebration of all local things edible, green, and growing
October 15-16, 2016 9:30am – 4:30pm
Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave
Redland, FL 33031
Heirloom Tomato & Vegetable Seedlings * Fruit Trees * Growing Information * Local Food * Live Music * Park Tours * Giveaways * Kids’ Activities * Demos & Presentations
Hosted by Bee Heaven Farm / Redland Organics
GrowFest! …connecting the dots between the farm or garden and the dinner table. We give you the knowledge and materials to grow, forage, buy, prepare, and eat good, local, seasonal food. Empowering you with the tools to grow some of your own food lets you gain a better appreciation of what it takes for our farmers to produce the food we all eat, and whets your appetite for the best, healthiest, and freshest produce.
Start your gardens! Get seedlings, fruit trees and companion plants. Bee Heaven Farm will have many varieties of heirloom tomato, veggie and hard-to-find herb seedlings. Other vendors will have fruit trees, native, and companion plants to promote beneficial insect habitat.
Fresh Access Bucks! SNAP/EBT dollars can be used for buying veggie seeds and seedlings. And those dollars will stretch twice as far, courtesy of Florida Organic Growers’ Fresh Access Bucks double-value incentive program!
Questions about growing? Answers here for backyard growers, urban farmers, small and big farms. The UF/Miami- Dade County Extension Office is our source for growing information specific to our subtropical South Florida climate. Check out presentations, workshops, and demos, with special emphasis on organic and environmentally friendly practices.
Want to learn how to prepare healthy seasonal food? See area chefs create fun and tasty dishes using fresh local ingredients. Pick up copies of Local Flavor: Recipes Raised in the Florida Redland. Grab a hot-off-the-press copy of Edible South Florida Magazine’s Fall issue, chock full of information.
Enjoy fresh, great locally-grown food! Tired of that same old fair food? Our food vendors showcase locally-grown Fresh From Florida and Redland-Raised ingredients. Local cottage food and artisanal producers will share their stories and sell their goods.
Explore the park! The only tropical botanical garden and public park of its kind in the U.S., the Redland Fruit & Spice Park hosts over 500 varieties of tropical fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and edible plants. If you’ve ever been to the park, you know what a nice place it is to visit and learn about the amazing variety of edible plants you can grow in South Florida.
Enjoy Music Locally-grown tunes and musicians play for your enjoyment.
Daily Prize drawings Paid admission includes a raffle ticket for a chance at some great door prizes!
Call or email GrowFest5@beeheavenfarm.com at least 7 days in advance to request materials in accessible format, a sign language interpreter and for information on access for persons with disabilities.