2019 Collards Festival and Winter Garden Expo January 26
New Port Richey FarmNet presents the 2019 Collards Festival and Winter Garden Expo January 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Grand Gardens – 5721 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
The Annual Collards Festival & Winter Garden Expo will feature:
Cool weather produce
Bedding plants & seedling for cool weather
Organic and heirloom seeds
Locally grown vegetable seedlings
Locally grown loquat fruit trees
Opportunities to acquire a plot at Grand Gardens
Promotional t-shirts for local agriculture projects
Collard Greens Cookbook
All produce is from local organic farms and gardens, featuring various types of collard greens and including other cool weather crops: assorted kales, arugula, bok choy, Asian Collards (Peking Ta Ching) – among others. Organizers are also expecting broccoli, but cannot guarantee it.
Tours and of Grand Gardens will be offered and a program about FarmNet and New Port Richey’s growing urban agriculture project will be presented.
At the conclusion of the Festival, at 1:00 p.m., those who are interested will have an opportunity to acquire a plot at Grand Gardens, New Port Richey’s oldest and largest community garden. Tours and plot selection are from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
There is no charge to attend and donations will be gratefully received, with 100% of all donations going to FarmNet programming.
New Port Richey FarmNet is dedicated to quickening the rise of a resilient and sustainable community in the City of New Port Richey and surrounding areas on the basis of agrarian principles and practices, and a commitment to food sovereignty.
Founded by the leadership of Friendship Farms & Fare and West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, FarmNet develops sustainable local food production and distribution systems, supports locally owned and operated businesses, develops resilient economic structures, educates on principles and practices of urban agrarianism and cultural resiliency, and cultivates authentic communities. Over twenty organizations and businesses a part of the FarmNet community.