Roots and Herbs Festival

Roots and Herbs Festival

Santa Fe College in partnership with Florida Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG) will host the Roots and Herbs Festival as part of the Florida Heritage Foods project. The event will be at Haile Farmers Market located at 5213 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, FL on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The festival is free and includes a variety of activities such as farmer’s and vendor’s sales, live music, presentations and workshops, and much more!

Please visit for more information on the event. The website is also home to public education on the history, culture, nutritional value, recipes and gardening tips for each of the 42 heritage foods included in the project. As well as the ‘Multicultural Event Planning Tool Kit’ that includes a growing and harvest chart, a cultural asset map, and other resources designed to assist farmers and market managers in planning food and culture events in the future.

Funding for the Florida Heritage Foods Initiative: Connecting Local Food with Local Culture in Florida Farmers Markets was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant Agreement Number 21FMPPFL1026-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.

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