Weston A. Price Chapter in St. Petersburg, Florida – WAP St Pete
Welcome. As the Chapter Leader for WAP in St. Pete, my goal is to build and connect community between; local, sustainable small farmers and the rest of us as consumers who want to eat well. We are looking forward to resuming meetings where we each share information and sometimes support a local vendor.
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Our family has traveled to meet and experience each of the venues and farms we recommend. These farmers and retailers enrich our lives and we support them; no one asked or paid us. Our hope is to take care of the earth and our bodies that God has given us.
Below are the resources we recommend. Please share if you know of more farms and venues in the St. Petersburg area.
Real Food Recovery is our nonprofit for foster kids/ orphans. We contribute to our community by providing food, mentoring and building gardens for these kids. We are honored to support WAPF and invite you to join and become one of the 12,000 members of the Weston A. Price Foundation. This is a fantastic read. As a member, you will receive incredible journals filled with information from MDs, Nutritionists, and more. Funds also support the foundation’s efforts to lobby for; small, local farmers. WAPF seeks to connect consumers directly to local farmers.
Memberships: Economic difficulty $25, All $40, and Special Membership $100+
Local Farmers Markets
October 1 – May 31 Large Saturday Market located at 1st Ave. S & 1st St. S
This St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market (SMM) was founded 15 years by an incredible woman, Gail, and has become a staple in downtown St. Pete on Saturdays, 9am – 2pm for both farmers/artisans and consumers.
June 1 – August 31 Smaller Saturday Williams Park Summer Market located at 1st Ave N & 3rd St. N
Corey Avenue Sunday Market (CASM) 348 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL October – May on Sundays from 10am – 2pm
List of Sustainable Local Farmers and Artisans
Little Pond Farm (SMM) has a nice selection of certified organic vegetables that are grown in the soil, from Bushnell. They offer a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. We really enjoy our weekly box from this farm. The variety is amazing and fun for the kids.
Greens N Things (SMM, CASM) Urban Farming on vacant land across St. Pete. Participates at the Saturday Market and the Corey Ave. Market. Eric grows in the soil for more nutrients. May have a CSA available as well.
Raising chickens, lamb, pigs and turkeys, and selling grass-finished beef. A family farm in Temple Terrace/ Tampa who farm with naturally; increasing fertility with each animal rotation. They raise animals without medications. They get organic feed, grass, weeds, hay, and bugs.
St. Pete Ferments 4922 8th Ave S. Suite A. Gulfport, FL 33707 . Fermented food is unparalleled in keeping a clean gut. This is a terrific resource.
Rebecca’s Bees (SM) is a local source of raw honey managed organically. Located at the Saturday Morning Market.
Willow Herbal Delight Gardens (SM) Herbalist Farmer, Willow, in Valrico, FL provides organic herbs & seeds, garden tours and workshops Tel:813.643.7285
The Dancing Goat (SMM) local, and animals are fed hay from non-sprayed fields, with supplemental grain as needed. Provides raw milk, yogurt, kefir, cheese and eggs for pet consumption only. email: firstname.lastname@example.org for order and pick up from 3-8pm on Wednesdays.
Better Venues that Support Local Farmers and/or buy cleaner products
Rollin’ Oats 2842 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N., St. Petersburg Tel: 727-821-6825
Health food store that carries only organic produce and has a great selection of many local and organic products.
Inside you will find; a deli, cafe, supplements, tinctures, homeopaths and less toxic household products.
Nature’s Food Patch Market & Cafe 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tel: 727-443-6703
This market guarantees no GMOs in the store. A wonderful local market just a few more miles north.
Earth Origins Market 6651 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Tel: 727-347-5682
This market is open Monday through Sunday 8am – 8pm.