The heat is on and the garden is out. We have come to the one season where it just won't grow in Florida, unless you have a cool shade house. Luckily, the one farmer we know that does will deliver, so we are taking a summer break from the farmers market as well. We hope to spend the time finding new and more local producers, as season had us too busy to track down every trail.
Great news for local food - the new Florida Cottage Food Act! Home cooked concoctions can now be sold at market, provided annual sales do not exceed $15,000. This is excellent news for anyone wanting to transition careers or test the marketability of a new product. We do hope some of our farmers have friends who do canning and preserving.
A very important vote lies before the City of Fort Pierce on August 1st, a vote about garbage. We hope that you will voice to them any way that you can what you want for your children's future.