Future Farmers Of America

According to a recent article published in the May issue of National Geographic, local-food movements across America are inspiring more young people to take up farming. The Central Sarasota Farmers Market staff encourages and supports our future farmers and is excited to be a part of this growing food trend.

Future Farmers of America Swine Sale

SwineSaleFFA-medIn March of 2014, Central Sarasota Farmers Market was proud to participate in the annual swine sale hosted by 4H and the Future Farmers of America.

Purchasing the Riverview chapter hog at the fair grounds, Central Sarasota Farmers Market then donated the hog back to the Future Farmers of America, Riverview chapter.

The money generated by sale of the hog will go towards funding Future Farmers of America events and promote youth education in Sarasota county schools.

Future Farmers of America Convention

The Central Sarasota Farmers Market also made a financial donation that will help fund Sarasota county agriculture student’s expenses to attend the state Future Farmers of America convention in June of 2014.

The future of food depends on small farmers and the Central Sarasota Farmers Market will continue to support and promote local and small-sourced farming.

If you would like to get more information on what the Florida Future Farmers of America is all about, please visit their website.