You can now find the best local organic produce at the Winter Garden Farmers Market! They harvest their produce right before the market to ensure that you are buying the freshest produce right out of the garden. Meet co-founders John Bitter and Amy Van Scoik who started their family-owned Frog Song Organics in the fall of 2011 with a mission to produce nutritious food for their community and create meaningful employment opportunities. They aim to demonstrate that farming can be accomplished with the “triple bottom line” – with respect to our human, ecological and economic resources.
Their farm is located in Hawthorne, Florida which is about 30 minutes from the University of Florida in Gainesville. They grow over eighty different types of produce, herbs, fruits and flowers. We grow mainly in the field and also in several greenhouses/hoop houses. Everything is grown in soil for real flavor - they do not use any hydroponics. They also raise laying hens for eggs and have recently started a pastured pork program for our CSA members. Try a Community Supported Agriculture share of the harvest every week. Less packaging and fresher foods.
They also produce value-added goods such as jams and fermented foods like kimchi and pickles. Our farm and all of our fresh produce is certified organic since 2012.
Our team is made up of a group of amazing, hard-working, and caring people who cooperate to produce our crops. At our peak season, we have had up to twenty-five staff members.
You will find them at the Farmers Market this Saturday with a variety of freshly picked produce, fresh eggs, and canned goods.