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Foodies,

The market is now open – if you’d like to order food, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night! If you would like to order special items, i.e. not a box, please put your order in ASAP!

The operations at the BHBC are coming to a close. This well be the last week to order. There will be a follow-up e-mail with an explanation as well as a survey for members to take for some feedback on how the buying club has been doing as well as what members want to see. It has been a great run but we have to focus on other aspects of the local food movement. We appreciate your business and have loved seeing you all over the months.

We are thinking of having a potluck/documentary night for the close of our operations as a temporary farewell and thank you, so let us know what night would work for you.

As for items from certain farmers (Windmill, Morning Star, etc.), if there is not enough product ordered, it doesn’t always make financial sense for us to drive an hour or two to pick it up. We’ll try to communicate better with members when this happens but just wanted to give everybody a heads up.

Check out some upcoming events down below!

Email us if you have any questions.

Please bring your own box or reusable bag

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

Art on 19th Street
Singing Stone Gallery presents their 4th year promoting Tampa Bay artists and musicians during Art on 19th St. Held on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the art event features contemporary crafts and live art demonstrations in jewelry, ceramics, fibers, wood, paintings, photography, metals, or mixed media.

Women’s Brew Day with Mary Mac
Presented by Special Hoperations!
Both experienced and novice brewers are welcome, and we will pair beginners with advanced brewers. A food truck will be present.
Women brewing at the event will receive 20% off ingredients used for the brew day. Equipment will be available to borrow on a limited basis. If you would like to brew at the event, please call us at 813-238-7800 to sign up/discuss borrowing equipment. If you would just like attend, no sign up is necessary.
Southern Brewing and Winemaking
4500 N. Nebraska Ave
Starts at 10AM

An Introduction to 50 Wild and Feral Edible Plants of Florida with Andy Firk
Saturday, April 6, 10AM-2PM
at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lakeland
730 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL.
-Safely identify & respectfully forage wild edible plants
-Prepare delicious, nutritious recipes
-Find out how our health can benefit from including these plants in our diet
-Seasonal awareness
-And much more
Bring a notepad, sunhat, and your favorite salad dressing.

Greater Seminole Heights 15th Annual Home Tour
Sunday, April 7 11:30AM-5PM

$15 in advance, $20 day of the tour.
Seminole Heights Garden Center
5108 N. Central Ave.

Chess Club at the Mermaid Tavern
Wednesday, April 10th, 6PM

In collaboration with Tampa Free Skool

Wildcrafting Hike in collaboration with Tampa Free Skool
We will go for a short hike from 12-2PM and learn about some Florida ecosystems, harvest some plant fibers to make a couple types of cordage, work with palmetto fronds to make mats, and maybe do some basketry. That hike will conclude at 2pm. If anyone wants to stick around after that, I will lead a hike further back into the swamp til maybe 5 or 6.
Hole-In-The-Fence Trailhead @ Wilderness Parks Off-Road Bike Trails on Morris Bridge Rd just east of the Tampa Bypass Canal, directly across from Trout Creek entrance

15 Years of Flashbacks Celebration
April 2 – April 7

Lots of in-store deals & give-aways.
A great time to shop at Sherry’s YesterDaze!! (Florida Ave and Hillsborough Ave)

Tampa Museum of Art: To See As Artists See- the Phillips Collection through April 28.
Museum hours: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat/Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Sunday, March 31 – Monday, May 13, 2013

Mosi, 11315 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends • February 23rd – April 7th, 2013
Plus Friday, March 22nd
10am – 6pm • Rain or Shine!
FREE Parking!




Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.