Where You Can Find Ecofarm Produce
Ecofarmers participate in farmers’ markets all year (except August) providing a wide variety of major and minor vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible perennial plants in season. We believe in eating locally, as much as possible, and sharing the harvest with our neighbors and customers. Asian and Caribbean vegetables typically grow well here during the summertime, while crops that are grown in summertime in the rest of the country are our winter crops. Ecofarm practices organic and sustainable farming, so you can expect fresh, healthy—and yummy—produce, grown with love.
For your convenience we maintain an email list for those who would like to find out what’s going on in our gardens. We will send an informative email, with a current availability list, once a week. If you live close-by or cannot make it to one of our markets you will be able to pre-order for pick-up here at the farm. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and email address and which market you may be visiting.
Here are the friendly local markets where you can find Ecofarm:
Lakeland Downtown Farmers’ Curbmarket
200 N. Kentucky Avenue – Lakeland, Florida
Saturdays 8AM – 2PM all year except for August
Temple Terrace Farmers Market
11302 N. 56th St., between City Hall and Outback – Temple Terrace, Florida
Saturdays 8AM – 11AM.
Featuring local organic producers of produce, meats, eggs, seeds, plants, honey and more.
Vegetables, Fruits, Edible Plants & Valued-added Products
Seasonally Available from Ecofarm
Beans/Peas – Chinese yardlong, Limas, snap beans, snow peas & winged beans
Calabaza – Tropical pumpkin
Citrus – Kumquat, Calamondin, Pommello, Oranges, Grapefruit
Eggplant – Chinese, Indian, Thai and Italian
Kales – several types
Jams – made from our fruits/vegetables
Lettuces/Romaines – many types
Luffa – vegetable and sponges
Mustard greens – several types
Onions – Sweet, bunching and walking types
Oreganos – Greek, Dominican, Cuban and Mexican types
Palm fruit – Jelly or Pindo palm
Pesto – seasonal, unique
Potatoes – White and Red-skinned
Radishes – Red and Daikon
Roselle – Cranberry hibiscus
Spinach – Savoy, Malabar and Okinawa types
Squashes – Zucchini, crooked-neck, Butternut, patty-pan
Sugarcane – including farm made sugarcane syrup
Sweet potatoes – including leaves for salad greens
Tomatoes – mostly small-fruited types
Vegetable seedlings…And more!
My family moved to Naples, Florida in 1960, when it was still a small tourist town surrounded by native habitat. I moved to the Tampa area in the early1970s, met Jon, and we immediately started our own garden center business. By the early 1980s our only child, Casey, was born and we moved to Plant City. I worked as a Horticulture Program Assistant at the Cooperative Extension Service for seven years, where I wrote articles for newspapers, coordinated Master Gardeners and was a trouble-shooter for home gardeners.
In the late 1980s and 90s I served as president, secretary and board member of the Florida Native Plant Society for fifteen years, while working with Hillsborough County’s Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP), where I was known as an accomplished field botantist and horticulturist. In 2003 I “retired” to work on the farm. My interests have shifted more toward edible plants, sustainable agriculture, community gardens–and being a grandmother. You will often find me working at one of the markets or in the gardens.