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The Buy Local North Central Florida program is designed to promote our local economy and support local businesses. Dollars spent at local and independently-owned businesses create a “multiplier effect” in the local economy, meaning that they re-circulate within our community to support small-scale livelihoods and what is unique about North Central Florida.

Blue Oven Kitchens Inc. is a not-for-profit kitchen incubator serving North Central Florida.Its mission is to incubate local, food-based entrepreneurs; provide and promote local foodways and foodshed education; and foster a whole-system approach to the sustainable growth of the North Central Florida food economy.

Forage is a non-profit farm and education center whose mission is to be a center for educating and inspiring people to value healthy food, land, and community. We seek to create a place where people can transform their environment and themselves by exploring the natural world and engaging in the meaningful work of farming and food systems.