Florida Politics: ‘Keep Florida growing’: Nikki Fried pushes to bring local food to Floridians

Article Posted on May 13, 2020

By A.G. Gancarski

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday spotlighted her latest effort to bring “Fresh from Florida” produce to Sunshine State residents.

The “Keep Florida Growing” web portal, asserts a release from her office, is a “a one-stop online portal with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ COVID-19 food and agriculture-related information for Florida’s farmers and ranchers, consumers, and news media.”

“With COVID-19 deeply affecting not only Floridians but also agriculture, our state’s second-largest economic driver, we’re launching a new one-stop page to support consumers and our agriculture community,” said Fried.

“We’re bringing together Floridians and their food producers in one place to share state and federal resources, ways to buy and sell farm-fresh Florida products, and information on steps we’re taking to keep Florida growing,” Fried added.

The site includes something broadly tailored for various subsets.

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