Category Archives: Agriculture

Fresh Farm Food for NatureCoasters’ Good Health

Florida’s Nature Coast has a cornucopia of fresh farm produce available throughout most of the year. While the local grocery store may carry Florida fresh fruits and veggies throughout the year, a local produce market can provide foods that have been grown closer to home, and a trip to the farm provides the freshest food … Continue reading Fresh Farm Food for NatureCoasters’ Good Health

Florida Loquat Festival offers a Variety of Loquat Trees in NPR 4/8

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival offers a Variety of Loquat Trees in NPR 4/8

Nature Coast Agri-Summit to be held April 22 in Lecanto

Are you looking for a way to make money with your small farm or acreage? Then the Nature Coast Agri-Summit is a must attend event! Nature Coast Agri-Summit is a regional small farms conference to share practical ideas for making a profit off the land. This one-day event is hosted by Citrus County UF/IFAS Extension … Continue reading Nature Coast Agri-Summit to be held April 22 in Lecanto

San Antonio Farmer’s Market 4/8

The April 8 San Antonio Farmers Market will be a Spring Market featuring a Basket Chance Drawing with more than a dozen baskets containing everything from gift certificates to chocolates to Irish Coffee ingredients. The Market will be held in the San Antonio City Park from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Vendors will be selling … Continue reading San Antonio Farmer’s Market 4/8

Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Upicktopia Strawberries are at their Peak

There are so many big sweet strawberries that it will only take a few minutes to fill a bucket. There are carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, kale, lettuce, herbs, Swiss Chard, collards and cabbage for u pick. We also have tomatoes, and peppers already picked from the green houses along with other fruits and vegetables for sale. … Continue reading Upicktopia Strawberries are at their Peak

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 4-H holds County Events Day

Each year Citrus County 4-H members compete at the county and district level to demonstrate what they have learned through their 4-H work.  Through this demonstration of knowledge and skills, 4-H youth reflect mastery – one of the essential elements of 4-H youth development. This year over 100 youth participated at 4-H County Events Day … Continue reading UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 4-H holds County Events Day

Upictopia Produce Update: Strawberries expected to run out this weekend

The good news is that, in 2 to 3 weeks we will have lots and lots of our really great tasting strawberries. We also have kale, kohlrabi, collards, mustard greens, lettuce, oregano, thyme, cilantro, Swiss Chard, cabbage and more for u pick! We also have tomatoes, cucumbers, and banana peppers from our green houses, already … Continue reading Upictopia Produce Update: Strawberries expected to run out this weekend

Free Trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day 1/14

Hernando County Extension Service is giving away 600 free trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day. Nichole Howard, Hernando County Forester, has made her selections for the annual tree giveaway at the master gardener nursery, 19490 Oliver St. in Brooksville, scheduled for 9 AM on January 14, 2017. An informative presentation about planting and caring for the … Continue reading Free Trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day 1/14

The Nature Coast Citrus Business

Gift fruit is a term used to describe locally grown citrus that has been washed, waxed, sorted and packed for shipment to someone who doesn’t live in the Sunshine State. At several times throughout the last century or so, Florida’s Nature Coast has been an integral part of this delicious business. Saint Joe is home … Continue reading The Nature Coast Citrus Business

Grand Gardens to hold Annual Holiday Garden Festival 12/17 in NPR

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Grand Gardens  (5721 Grand Blvd.) in New Port Richey will hold a Holiday Garden Festival  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Travis Morehead is chairman of the event. Friendship Farms & Fare, Ecology Florida, and the gardeners of Grand Gardens are pleased to announce New Port Richey’s 2016 Annual Holiday Garden … Continue reading Grand Gardens to hold Annual Holiday Garden Festival 12/17 in NPR

Representative Burgess, Congressman Bilirakis and Senator Simpson to Host 2016 Farm Share 11/12

State Representative Danny Burgess (R-38) will be hosting this year’s East Pasco Farm Share event on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Dade City Business Center. “I am honored to be hosting this important event.” Said Representative Burgess. “At this time of year when our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving … Continue reading Representative Burgess, Congressman Bilirakis and Senator Simpson to Host 2016 Farm Share 11/12

Last Chance to Win Admission to Harvestmoon Farm Corn Maze: Enter NOW

NatureCoaster.com has partnered with Harvestmoon Farm to give away 3 pairs of admissions to their awesome Peanuts™ themed Corn Maze and family fun Farm for this weekend, Oct. 29 or Oct. 30. You can enter by clicking here: http://giveaways.naturecoaster.com/wp Fill out your name and Email and press Enter! We will announce winners this evening and … Continue reading Last Chance to Win Admission to Harvestmoon Farm Corn Maze: Enter NOW

Halloween and Harvest Festivals in Florida’s Nature Coast

Fall is here. The temperatures have dropped enough to make the weather pleasant and the rains have slowed. A Nature Coast fall is not marked by changing leaves as it is in most of the U.S. We celebrate fall with corn mazes, pumpkin patches and haunted houses. If you like family activities, a corn maze … Continue reading Halloween and Harvest Festivals in Florida’s Nature Coast

Up to my Ears in Corn

At 10 am the gate was opened and customers began their semi-annual trek for what has been called, “the sweetest gold on earth,” Frasier’s sweet corn. David Frazier, and his wonderful wife, Sharon, own a 25-acre farm several blocks north of Jefferson and East Avenue in Brooksville. Twice each year they harvest their crops and … Continue reading Up to my Ears in Corn

Florida Agriculture & Wildlife Expo returns for 2016

October 28- 30 are the dates for the 2016 Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo.  The Expo is pleased to announce that this year they will be located on Runway Drive at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. In its mission to inform and enhance all that Hernando County and Florida have to offer in areas of … Continue reading Florida Agriculture & Wildlife Expo returns for 2016

J G Farm: U-Pick and Fresh Produce Update

CURRENT HOURS: THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY,  9AM – 4PM U-PICK:   Blackberries  $4.00 per pound WE PICK: Blackberries  $6.00 per pound (Must call in advance) June 30, 2016 Howdy, Well it is getting close to that time of year when the crops are done and we close down till the fall.  There are still lots of blackberries … Continue reading J G Farm: U-Pick and Fresh Produce Update