Now Open from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
New Port Richey FarmNet enjoyed a successful opening on June 3 and is now preparing for its regular weekly schedule where people who want to buy organic produce can do so through the New Port Richey FarmNet Farmer’s Market located at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity (4131 Madison, New Port Richey, 34652).
The market is also online so busy shoppers can make their orders throughout the week online and pick up on Saturdays.The website address for New Port Richey FarmNet can be found using a search engine, or the website address: https://newportricheyfarmnet.locallygrown.net/growers/list .
Dell deChant, one of the FarmNet organizers, said they had people coming in long before the original opening at 11 a.m., so the new hours for FarmNet are from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays to accommodate early shoppers.
On display were fresh greens, fruit jams and jellies, honey, organic banana bread…and organic seeds and seedlings for summer growing.
“FarmNet had a very successful beginning, in fact we are looking for more vendors of organic produce to participate. Shoppers can order in advance online. That way they will have their purchases ready for pick on Saturday morning,” added deChant.
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity is a founding member of FarmNet along with Friendship Farms & Fare and Grand Gardens. Growers who want more information about offering produce for sale, or shoppers interested in ordering fresh organic produce for purchase may stop by Habitat for Humanity during market hours or contact Anne Short at [email protected] .
New Port Richey FarmNet is committed to urban agrarianism, including the development of sustainable local food production and distribution systems, support of locally owned and operated businesses, resilient economic structures, community education on the principles and practices of urban agrarianism and cultural resiliency, and the development of authentic communities. All organic growers in the area are welcome to participate.
Habitat Community Garden is committed to growing and developing local community through urban farming. The garden is located at the West Pasco Habitat premises on Madison street, New Port Richey. http://wphabitat.com/
Friendship Farms & Fare affirms and advances agrarian ideals to reestablish
a sustainable culture. http://www.fffsite.org/
Grand Gardens is an urban farming project that includes individual gardening plots available to anyone for a modest donation and a commitment to assist with the project while learning how to grow vegetables in Florida. For information call (407) 232-2125.