November 14, 2017
Farm-City Week is a time to give thanks for the valuable partnerships between urban and rural residents. The week will be celebrated statewide, Nov. 15-22, 2017.
Farmers produce high-quality food and fiber for everyone to enjoy. Their partnerships with grocers, truck drivers, processors, scientists, consumers and many others all play important roles in getting food from the fields to household tables.
Farm-City Week activities highlight various food donation activities by farmers and ranchers on behalf of food banks and other charitable organizations in local communities throughout Florida.
“Thanksgiving season is a time that many Americans gather with their families and reflect upon many blessings. One of those blessings is a nutritious and diverse food supply produced by our farmers and ranchers,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “The week leading up to Thanksgiving, or Farm-City Week, is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the partnerships that support the quality of life we all enjoy.”
In addition to food donations, local Farm Bureau members will sponsor multiple Farm-City Week events including farm family recognition, educational demonstrations, vintage farm equipment displays, farm tours and essay and poster contests.
For details about the Farm-City Week event in your community, contact your local Farm Bureau office at https://floridafarmbureau.org/county-farm-bureaus.