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Eat Local Lee launches new interactive map, resource guide

By Staff | Apr 3, 2019

Eat Local Lee has launched a new resource guide and interactive map that showcases fish, meat, seafood and farmers markets, as well as farms and farm stands, breweries and distilleries.

Eat Local Lee’s resource guide promotes the thriving movement to support locally produced, sustainable, seasonal food. The printed guide is ideal for residents and visitors, and details the growing seasons of two dozen types of fruits and vegetables grown in Southwest Florida.

It also contains a listing of farmers markets with the locations and hours and where vendors sell locally grown produce, freshly baked goods, flowers, artisan goods, locally caught seafood, plants and more.

“Consumers are increasingly interested in purchasing locally grown food, but it can be difficult to know which Lee County businesses support sustainable food sourcing,” Eat Local Lee Executive Director Courtney Fraser said. “The updated resource guide is a complete listing with everything in one place, and it’s especially encouraging to see additional providers joining the movement.”

The guide is available at more than 180 locations across Lee County, including hotels, shopping centers, attractions, real estate offices, condominium complexes, visitor centers, chambers of commerce and other businesses.

Online, a new interactive map contains business names, addresses, telephone numbers and website links for 22 farms, 11 farmers markets, 10 breweries and distilleries, five purveyors of fresh fish and two meat markets. It is available at EatLocalLee.org or from the App Store and Google Play Store by downloading the “M’app Local Food Guide” app.

Eat Local Lee receives funding through Visit Florida and the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Additional businesses can be added to the interactive map by emailing EatLocalLee@gmail.com.

For more information, visit EatLocalLee.org.