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Florida Farmer’s Market at Epcot

May 28, 2009

If you’ve never been to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, you still have a few days to catch this year’s event before May 31, its final day.  It is filled with gorgeous flowers, inspiring gardens and lots of fun activities.

On Mother’s Day weekend, I worked at the Festival in the Celebrate! A Florida Farmer’s Market exhibit.  There were a handful of Florida growers who spent the weekend showcasing the different products they grow.  What an amazing group of farmers!  We had a great time talking with Epcot guests, cast members, guest speakers and Master Gardeners.  Every day I just kept saying “What a GREAT day at work!”

The farms/growers who participated and what they produce are:

  1. Ecoturf Sod – perennial peanut sod/groundcover
  2. Erickson Farm – tropical fruits, vegetables
  3. Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association – the name says it all!
  4. Florida Peanut Producers Association – peanuts
  5. Hydro Harvest Farms – hydroponic vegetables, fruits and herbs and U-Pick operation
  6. Kumquat Growers – fresh kumquats and kumquat products
  7. Segrest Farms – aquatic plants and tropical fish
  8. Verti-Gro – vertical growing/hydroponic growing systems

Check out the websites and I’ll add pictures of the different growers in another post.

At the entrance of the Festival Center

At the entrance of the Festival Center

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. terrie permalink
    May 30, 2009 1:33 pm

    Sorry I missed the Festival this year but what a great place to show off Florida Ag!

    • Melissa permalink
      June 1, 2009 11:25 am

      It was a completely different experience than when we did the wildflower exhibit outside (mostly a LOT cooler!) I was pleasantly surprised with how many people came to see the Florida Farmer’s Market. There is always next year to catch the Festival, plus the Food & Wine Festival is coming up in a few months.

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