Vegetable production and marketing in Manatee County is a 290 million dollar industry encompassing approximately 30,000 acres and including a variety of crops. The largest acreages are devoted to tomatoes, snap beans, watermelons, cucumbers, and potatoes. Other crops include pepper, cantaloupe, squash, oriental vegetables and other minor and specialty crops.
You can search by the food category (fruit, vegetable, seafood, beef, bamboo, and more), or by a location near your home, or by a specific business type (Farmer’s market or produce stand, organic, U-pick, agrotourism, hydroponics or a variety of types). The map also assists growers in locations to sell their products.
Sustainable Food Systems Agent
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1817
Thanksgiving week is upon on us. It’s a time for giving thanks, spending time with family and enjoying good food. For the farm to table foodies out there, eating local is all the rage. One of the ingredients hard to find locally though, is the...
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