SARASOTA COUNTY – A tour will be available at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Sarasota County Fair that will highlight the exciting world of local agriculture and show participants how to better connect with their food.
The tour is part of a Food Showcase at the fair and offers an opportunity to learn where your food is coming from, why it matters and what you can do to be more informed about what you eat. The tour will provide a deeper look into what’s happening at the fair and in local agriculture, and participants will also be able to meet local agriculture professionals.
The Food Showcase exhibit and tour are free with paid admission to the Sarasota County Fair, which runs March 13-22 at the Fairgrounds at 3000 Ringling Blvd. Both are part of Sarasota County’s Food Initiative aimed at increasing local foods supply,demand, and access. Information and other valuable resources will be available to take home, and the tour will end with children’s activities.
This Food Showcase exhibit and tour are sponsored by the UF/IFAS Extension in Sarasota County, in partnership with the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair Board, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, Transition Sarasota, Mote Marine Laboratory, MarketMaker and other community partners.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.