Green Community Calendar weekend events: Screening of Fresh at Cafe Hey, green markets, and more

Land O’Lakes Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-2 pm. The Land O’Lakes Saturday Market is a weekly community event with live music. Land O’ Lakes Saturday Market donates profits to the Heritage Park Foundation and the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. We are located at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, on the west side of US 41 – Land O’ Lakes Blvd., three miles north of SR 54 (across from the Land O’ Lakes Post Office- Directions).


Guided Hike at Weedon Island Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held on most Saturdays of the month. Join us to learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Reserve your space by 2 pm on the Friday prior to the tour of choice. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Recommended ages: 6 and up. Weedon Island Preserve- 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702. (727) 453-6500.


Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Take a walk through time each Saturday morning on a guided hike along the Education Center Trail. Join us for this 0.75 mile walk as we look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Pre-registration is required by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the hike. Admission: Free. All ages welcome - children younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727) 453-6800.



Brandon Fresh Market- Every Saturday (through May); 10am-2 pm. You’ll discover a wonderful variety of fresh produce, gourmet food, baked goods, plants including orchids and fresh herbs, plus handmade items that you won’t find anywhere else. The market now has a permanent location on the south side of Bloomingdale between Kings and Providence in front of the Winthrop Old Pole Barn.


Sweetwater Organic Community Farm’s Sunday Market- Every Sunday (through May); 12-4 pm. Our on-site market features organic produce harvested fresh from our own farm, as well as organic fruits and veggies from other farms. Every week you can enjoy native plants, organic vegetable transplants, and unique products from ‘green’ vendors and artisans including; fresh baked goods, local honey, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry, organic coffees, veggie burgers and fruit smoothies. You can also enjoy our wonderful ‘Sweetwater Sunday Music Series’ featuring some of the best local musicians and our popular ‘open mic’. So come check it out! Shop for your produce and environmentally-friendly products, have a picnic lunch, meet like-minded individuals, and enjoy our orchard and gardens under the trees all while listening to some great live music! Bring your friends, family, and leashed dogs. It’s a great way to support local programs, agriculture and business. 6942 W. Comanche Ave, Tampa.


Fresh film premiere and discussion with John Matthews of Suncoast Food Alliance- Sunday, January 3rd; 7:30 pm. Meet with like-minded Tampa Bay area chefs, restaurant owners and Suncoast Food Alliance owner John Matthews, for a screening of the movie "Fresh". Afterward, discuss your own success at Farm to Fork menu planning.  Find out what is available locally and how to get more locally grown products into your kitchen. Movie to start at 7:30 pm. Light fare and drinks will be served- email Anne at [email protected] to RSVP! Please feel free to pass this on to those in the food-service industry you think will be interested in attending, as well as any farmers you might be working with already. This is a partnership intended to benefit our cuisine, our clientèle, and our local farmers. The nights' discussion is open to anyone who wants to contribute. http://suncoastfoodalliance.com/ Cafe Hey- 1540 N. Franklin Street, Tampa.


Be sure to check out our guide to the weekly green/farmers' markets in the Tampa Bay Area!

Looking for something green-related to do this weekend? Look no further than our own Green Community Calendar.

Ellenton Farmers Market- Saturdays; 8 am – 1 pm (year-round). Ellenton Farmers’ Market will be the largest year-round market in florida that specializes in “green” natural, organic and environmentally friendly products that makes for a healthier lifestyle and a better environment. Located just North of the Prime Outlet Mall in Ellenton, Florida (exit 224, Old Exit 43, off I – 75).

St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market- Every Saturday; 9 am to 2 pm (through May). Featuring locally grown fresh produce, prepared foods, tempting baked goods, plants, flowers, herbs, handcrafted gifts, live music, and more! Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot: 1st Ave. S and 1st St. Open October 3 through May 29.

Ybor Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-3 pm (year-round). You’ll be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods and sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, orchids, herbs and plants, pet treats, honey, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, candles, and so much more. Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, Ybor.

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