Central Florida Natural Food Resources
Raw Food Restaurants
Wheat Berry Cafe- This place has AMAZING raw foods, but offers other things as well. Very gluten free friendly. Our favorite is the raw pizza and raw cheesecake! Really AWESOME service and prices. Please check them out!!!
Location: 1150 Douglas Ave Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 865-9999
Ethos Vegan Kitchen- Amazing selection of raw and vegan foods, gluten free menu, many dairy free items contain soy. We were stuffed after the appetizer. Great flavors. 601-B S New York Ave Winter Park, FL 32879 407.228.3898 http://www.ethosvegankitchen.com
Dandelion Community Cafe- Local produce and artisan products, vegetarian, gluten free menu, eco-friendly.
Location: 618 Thornton Ave, Orlando 32803 407.362.1864 www.dandelioncommunitea.com
For a complete Vegetarian and Vegan Listing:
Visit the Veg Dining Guide Made possible by the Vegetarians of Central FL
Chipotle Mexican Resaurant- Local and/or Organic Produce and Beans, Hormone Free Meats; Gluten Free (order bowl or salad or hard crispy tacos); Vegan Sofritos, vegetarian options include delicious guacomole! Non-GMO.
Jason’s Deli- Organic Salad Options, Hormone Free Chicken; Gluten Free Sandwiches. No trans fats, dyes, or high fructose sugars. *Favorite Meal: Manager’s Special- 1/2 Salad Bar, 1/2 GF Veggie Sandwich. Discounts given to 501(c)3 orgnanizations. Always great service! Family friendly.
Mellow Mushroom- Vegetarian Options and Gluten Free/ Dairy Free Pizza/ Gluten Free Beer! On the expensive side (it is $100 plus for a family of 6), but just the thing when you HAVE TO satisfy that craving for pizza! Favorite meal: Vegetarian GF/DF Pizza & Salad. They offer Daiya cheese which is soy, gluten, and casein free!
Farm List– This is the most extensive list of farms, U-picks,raw dairy, farmers markets, and more that we have found for 6 Central Florida Counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia. Special thanks to Tia Silvasy, (Momma Silvasy), and all the volunteers of Simple Living Institute for this amazing compilation!
Heart of Christmas Farms- Family owned and operated. Local, Organic Hydroponic Produce and other goods (raw cow/goat milk and cheeses, eggs, meats). Request a newsletter to be e-mailed regular availability of products, as stock changes. You pick-up or home delivery Contact them directly for store hours or a listing of where to find their goods. Location: 21310 Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709 (407) 512-2004 http://www.hocfarms.com/
Sundew Gardens– Family owned and operated. Pick your own or pre-picked baskets. CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture). Natural fruit and vegetables, produce, herbs, eggs, and plants. Sundewgardens@gmail.com, 407-430-2178, or by appointment at 2212 Red Ember Road, Oviedo, Florida 32765 http://sundewgardens.com
Local Harvest– Enter your zipcode and locate organic and sustainably grown food sources (farms, CSAs, markets, restaurants). http://www.localharvest.org
U Pick- directly from the farm!
Pappy’s Patch U-pick Strawberries~ Open Dec-May~ Check first for daily harvest hours. 700 Florida Ave Oviedo, Florida 32765
Claire Berries U-pick Blueberry Farm~ Opens in spring~ Check first for daily harvest hours. 18751 Lake Pickett Rd. Orlando, FL 32820 https://www.facebook.com/claireberriesblueberryupickfarm/
Florida– by county http://www.pickyourown.org/FL.htm
National and World listings– for United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries http://www.pickyourown.org
Good Neighbors Farmers Market and Petting Farm– Open Saturdays from 8 am – 2 pm. 1101 Lloyds Lane Oviedo, FL 32765 Various vendors, produce, farm tour, and petting farm all wrapped into one! Bring cash to get in, and extra cash to do various activities. http://www.goodneighborsfarmersmarket.com/
List of Central Florida Farmers Markets
Support Local and Sustainable Agriculture!
Natural or Organic Food Stores
East End Market- Local Produce, Venue, Food Incubator, Culture Hub. Location: 3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 (321) 236-3316
Fresh Field Farms- Local Produce, Hormone Free Meats (Local Store) Location: 400 East Compton Street, Orlando, Florida 32806 (407) 423-3309
Heart of Christmas Farms- Local, Organic Hydroponic Produce and other goods. Small store open on select Sundays, call first. Location: 21310 Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709 (407) 512-004 http://www.hocfarms.com/
Gluten Free Meat Sources
Healing Harvest respects that each individual is uniquely fashioned. We are committed to
White Oak Pastures 229-641-2081 100% Pasture raised beef Found in Wholefoods behind the meat counter. Also sold in some Publix supermarkets. Chicken (both egg laying hens and meat producing) are fed wheat, soy, and corn. Can order online as well http://www.whiteoakpastures.com/
Central FL Farms Inc. 407-656-9762 Grassfed Buffalo, Creamery 532 N Blumford Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761 http://www.agrilicious.org/Central-Florida-Farms-Inchttp://www.agrilicious.org/Central-Florida-Farms-Inc
Deep Roots Meat 850-948-6202 Grassfed Beef 11061 W US 90, Greenville, Florida 32331 We have personally toured this farm and they certainly practice natural farming. Check website for local areas to purchase. Also can purchase through Heart of Christmas Farms and Home Grown Co-op (see Organic Produce page) www.deeprootsmeat.com
US Wellness Meats 877-383-0051 Variety of
Other helpful information for gluten or soy allergic folks (and considering possible cross crop contamination):
Deep Creek Ranch in Deland, FL Though pasture raised, may be fed orange pulp, soy bean hulls, and cottonseed meal if needing supplementation during winter, etc. http://www.deepcreekranch.biz/
Laura’s Beef — Nationwide in grocery stores. Grassfed but supplemented with a variety of alfalfa hay, cottonseed meal, corn silage, oats and soybean meal. https://www.laurasleanbeef.com/
*Disclaimer: Healing Harvest LLC does not endorse the noted companies, but at time of originally publishing the page (July 2013), these farms were practicing gluten-free and/or natural farming methods according to personal correspondence with the farmers. We recommend you contact the company directly to make further inquiries about present farming practices, as they can change from season to time. If you are trying to avoid cross-contamination following a Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free diet or are following the GARD or other specializedDiet, this may be helpful information for you!
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