2016 Agriculture Guide of Florida’s Gulf Coast now available; To better inform visitors about our agricultural offerings, the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Sarasota County have updated our popular Agriculture Guide to provide more information about what our top culinary region has to offer

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2016 Agriculture Guide of Florida’s Gulf Coast now available

 

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 23, 2015) –   The farm-to-table and hook-and-cook movements are a staple of dining in Sarasota County and the Bradenton area in Florida.  To better inform visitors about our agricultural offerings, the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Sarasota County have updated our popular Agriculture Guide to provide more information about what our top culinary region has to offer.

The easy to-use guide is simple to read with color-code information providing information on the availability of locally-owned produce, farms and farmer’s markets in the region.  Included in the guide are farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources around the destinations.  A convenient map also highlights which farms give tours and are open to the public and more.

Buying and eating fresh and local supports local farmers and restaurants, saves the environment, improves your health and provides a more authentic and sustainable dining experience.

Where to Get the Guide

  • Pick up your copy of the guide at the Visit Sarasota County Visitor Center (visitsarasota.org, 800-800-3906). The Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 14 N. Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Edible Sarasota magazine (ediblecommunities.com/sarasota) features a full tear-out guide in their fall 2015 issue, on stands now.

 

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About Sarasota County

Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences, a circus heritage unlike no other in the world and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides a beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Beach, named the Trip Advisors’ People’s Choice Award for “Best Beach” in 2015. In 2017, Sarasota County’s Nathan Benderson Park  will host the 2017 World Rowing Championships—the first United States destination to host the event in more than 20 years. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (800) 522-9799.

 

 

About the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key area is located on Florida’s West Coast between St. Petersburg and Sarasota. It is bordered on the north by Tampa Bay, and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico. Easy to get to, but off the beaten path, filled with “Old Florida” ambience brimming with opportunities to experience Florida at its most real and authentic, the Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key area is a part of the state worth discovering and exploring again and again. For more information on the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key area, please visit www.bradentongulfislands.com.

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