Central Florida

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
http://www.wheatberrycafe.com/  

Natural Restaurants

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 CommunitTea 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.
Locations:  http://www.chipotle.com

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.
Locations: http://www.jasonsdeli.com

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! Locations: http://www.mellowmushroom.com/

Farms

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!
http://www.simplelivinginstitute.org/files/LocalFoodGuide2012.pdf

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!

U Pick, Pappy's Patch
Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries. Oviedo, FL

Pappy’s Patch U-pick Strawberries~ Open Dec-May~ Check first for daily harvest hours. 700 Florida Ave  Oviedo, Florida 32765
https://www.facebook.com/pappysstrawberries/

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

Farmers Markets

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
http://www.centralfloridafarmersmarket.com/

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  
https://www.eastendmkt.com/  

Fresh Field Farms- Local Produce, Hormone Free Meats (Local Store)  Location: 400 East Compton Street, Orlando, Florida 32806 (407) 423-3309
http://www.freshfieldsfarm.com/category/orlando/

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 help each person find the best quality, most sustainable, natural, healing, and local foods the earth has to offer.  Regardless of our own principles and eating requirements, we first and foremost want to make sure hidden sources of allergens are avoided by education, and thus this page exists.  We are advocates of a diet high in raw organic produce and natural foods that were graciously gifted to the earth from love.  However, should someone choose to eat animal products, we offer this; Please know thy farmer, how the animals are raised, and what they are fed.  We have witnessed many of folks transition to a diet greatly reduced in animal products, or even go vegan with great success.  We supply the stellar scientific research, you supply free will and observations.  Let us support our local farmers, so long as they have the freedom to provide us with nourishment for our bodies, minds, and souls.

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 high quality meats, mail order.  $$  204 E. Lafayette Street, P.O. Box 9, Monticello, MO 63457 www.uswellnessmeats.com

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 following companies, but at time of publishing the page (July 2013), these farms were practicing gluten free and/or natural farming methods according to 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 Diet, this may be helpful information for you!

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Have a favorite farm, shop, or restaurant in Central Florida? Please tell us about it in the comments, and we may add it to our directory. We are not able to keep up with the Co-ops due to high turn over, but we welcome them in the comments as well. Thanks!