Promoting local, sustainable business

The mission of Localecopia is to support the local economy, to capitalize on group synergies, promote environmental awareness, initiate sustainable practices, lessen our carbon footprint and to create a new business model that will continue to grow into other local communities.

The Localecopia Focus:

Local Product Consumption

Education & Research

Conservation & Sustainability

Eliminating The Disconnect Between Producer And User

Renewable Energy Communication

Bringing Together Individual Initiatives Marketing

"Branding", The Localecopia Concept

Creating A New Way Of Doing Business

2009 Culinary Academy Award Winner - Sustainability on the Florida Scene (Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon and the Florida - America's Culinary Paradise Academy Awards Program)

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Farmer Testimonials

"As a farmer, I am pleased to have this new opportunity to communicate with chefs and other agricultural producers. The knowledge gained from participating in this organization will help us to plan our crops so that we can do a better job of supplying local restaurants with the produce that they want".

Nancy Roe, Green Cay Produce/Farming Systems Research, Boynton Beach

 

 

 

 

 

“This type of alliance is a win- win situation for everyone concerned: the agricultural community, the citizens, the consumer, and the environment. We need to look for innovative ways to provide safe and affordable food and be sustainable. We need our Hospitality businesses to utilize local products, contribute to the local economy and embrace sustainability concepts.? Joan Dusky - Associate Dean for Extension - Agricultural Program Leader - University of Florida

 

“One of the goals at The Breakers is to be a leader in sustainable environmental practices. Procuring food and other products locally
is critical to helping run a sustainable business. Buying local not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions created from procuring items
from national and international sources but gives us fresher, more nutritious and even safer products. I believe Localecopia is the
logical solution to make local sustainable product procurement viable. Localecopia also provides a network to enable our community
to develop meaningful sustainability programs. I think this is a model for any community to develop the changes critically needed be
better caretakers of our environment.? — Rick Hawkins - Director of Materials Management - The Breakers Palm Beach.

 

 

E-Copia

Sponsors

 

University of Florida (IFAS)


www.cheneybrothers.com


www.sproutloud.com


www.gobfw.com


www.ourwonderfulworldmedia.com

 

Here are just some of the local products available:

Vine-Ripened Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Corn
Green Beans
Eggplant
Squash
Zucchini
Peppers
Cucumbers
Chinese Vegetables
Assorted Lettuces
Assorted Herbs
Micro Lettuces
Micro Herbs
Edible Flowers
Non-Edible (Decorative) Flowers
Strawberries
Blueberries
Mangoes
Longans
Lychees


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