|September 23, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Education, Events, FAPC, Farms, Healthy Eating, Kids, News, Produce, Uncategorized, Wine|
Consumer demand for locally grown foods and agritourism activities continue to rise. According to the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, farmers’ markets in the United States have expanded by 180 percent since 2006, and on-farm agritourism events have increased by 24 percent since 2007. What is agritourism? The definition according to our Florida Statutes “means […] continue reading
|June 6, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes, Wine|
The Florida television series “how to Do florida” premieres its fourth season this weekend. In the series, host Chad Crawford travels throughout Florida and shows viewers the variety of activities and locations the Sunshine State has to offer residents and visitors. One of the features is that our own Chef Justin Timineri appears in every episode sharing his […] continue reading
|October 17, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Farms, Wine|
As I traveled down an unfamiliar road in Jefferson County, I began to get excited. After all, this was my first trip to a real vineyard, and it was a Florida vineyard at that. As I pulled into the 50 acre farm, I was greeted by three black and white collies. Followed behind them was […] continue reading
|October 17, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Wine|
So I found a couple of wine bottles and decided to make a little project out of it. This is a great idea for any old Fresh From Florida wine bottles that you have lying around. It’s a quick, simple way to reuse the old bottles without just tossing them out. As you can see […] continue reading
|October 2, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Events, Wine|
Are you are Florida wine lover, or are you one of those people who still has not tried a locally grown and crafted wine? No matter which you are, the upcoming Amelia Island Wine Festival is the place to be! Sample more than 100 Florida wines on October 13 in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Tom […] continue reading
|August 23, 2012||Posted by Guest under Events, Wine|
From famu.edu: Celebrating its 12th year, Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 25 at the Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center located at 6505 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee. This year’s theme is “Stomp, Rattle and Roll: Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence.” The festival will begin at 8 […] continue reading
Celebrating its 12th year, Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 25 at the Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center located at 6505 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee. This year’s theme is “Stomp, Rattle and Roll: Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence.”
The festival will begin at 8 a.m. and the Vineyard Run/Walk will kickoff with registration at 7 a.m. The Annual FAMU Grape Harvest Festival is a community event sponsored by FAMU and coordinated through its Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research.
“We are pulling all plugs to provide an entertaining day of discovery and fun that helps to build stronger relationships between the university and the community as well as families and friends throughout Florida and beyond,” said Bobby Phills, festival coordinator.
This year’s festival will have an assortment of fun-filled amusements, educational displays and informative demonstrations for all ages. Some of the entertainment includes pony rides, a water slide, face painting and a petting zoo. Additional activities include: a hula hoop contest; grape throwing games; winemaking demonstrations/workshops; a health fair with exhibits from more than 20 local organizations such as the Bond Community Health Center, Leon County Health Department, Sickle Cell Foundation, and New Leaf Market; an invitational wine-tasting session featuring FAMU and other Florida commercial wineries; and an exciting and highly popular old-fashioned grape stomping contest.
Participants will have an opportunity to pick grapes at a specified time and place. Bags will be provided; but no buckets will be allowed. The festival promises to be jammed packed with fun-filled excitement for the entire family.
Admission is $2 per person and $5 for a family of four (two adults and two children 12 and under). For more information, contact Angela Harper at (850) 599-3996.