GrowFest! is now Tropical Harvest Heritage Fest
… a collaboration of Bee Heaven Farm & the Fruit & Spice Park
We’re excited to announce the Tropical Harvest Heritage Fest, a melding of our beloved GrowFest! and the long-running Redland Heritage Festival. This combined event, a lead-in to November’s Miami-Dade Farmers Month, will be held at the Fruit & Spice Park the weekend of Oct 28 & 29, 2023
October 28 & 29 2023 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave
Redland, FL 33031
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Heirloom Tomato & Vegetable Seedlings * Fruit Trees * Growing Information * Local Food * Live Music * Park Tours * Giveaways * Kids’ Activities * Demos & Presentations
Celebrate farming and growing in South Florida! Explore our Redland and South Florida agricultural heritage during this one-of-a-kind festival. Eat, drink, meet the people who grow our food, explore and learn about our agricultural past and present. Enjoy tropical sangria and taste chef creations, talks, farmer-themed costume and pumpkin-carving contests, great music and more.
Start your gardens! Get your garden seedlings, seeds, fruit trees, native and companion plants, supplies, and growing advice from Master Gardeners and local experts.
Fresh Access Bucks – You SNAP? We Match! Did you know? SNAP/EBT dollars can be used for buying veggie seeds and seedlings. And those dollars will stretch twice as far, courtesy of Feeding Florida’s 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 sustainability, regeneration, and environmentally friendly practices. Meet the scientists at our local UF Tropical Research & Education Center – find out the latest advances.
Want to learn how to prepare healthy seasonal food? See area chefs create fun and tasty dishes using fresh local ingredients. Grab a hot-off-the-press copy of Edible South Florida Magazine’s Fall issue, chock full of information.
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. If you haven’t, this is your chance!
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!
To obtain this information in accessible format, please call the Miami-Dade Parks ADA Coordinator at 305-755-7848 or email Gisel.Prado@miamidade.gov.