Civilized Coffee

A local coffee roaster is percolating into one of the fastest growing specialty coffee companies.

Krispy Kreme will give customers that show a valid COVID vaccination card a free glazed donut.
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Krispy Kreme, which has four Jacksonville donut shop locations, has rolled out a tasty incentive for people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

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Clay County Emergency Management

Food is available for Clay County families in need at several “pop-up” distribution sites.

Lucky's Market
Lucky's Market

Lucky’s Market has filed for a voluntarily Chapter 11 Bankruptcy reorganization with a plan that would see it emerging with just seven stores.

What is the role of food in city planning? The Jaxson invites you to an evening exploring how authentic, local restaurants, bars, public markets, and food halls are becoming essential ingredients in revitalizing urban commercial scenes across the country, even as traditional retail chains struggle. 

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Women and children enrolled in the federal Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) will find fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at four special farmers’ markets next week in Glynn County, Georgia.

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When it comes to food, nobody in the South tops St. Augustine.

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If you’re a fan of avocados, you may need to hold off on that homemade guacamole for a bit.

Faith Matters 1/14/19: Faith And Food

Jan 14, 2019
Produce at farmers market
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Food has always been a necessity for life, and most faith traditions consider food a gift from God.

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Artisan food is proving to be good business for a cluster of small-scale producers in the San Marco area.

The handcrafted food trend that’s taking hold there could help propel those businesses beyond Jacksonville, according to Mike Field, co-founder of Modern Cities. 

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A local Jacksonville chef got to share a bit of Florida sunshine with foodies in New York City this past weekend.

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Dave Chapman and dozens of other long-time organic farmers packed a meeting of the National Organic Standards board in Jacksonville.

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Blaze Pizza is opening its second Florida location on Monday across from the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.

Farm to table in Jacksonville.
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A local favorite farm is hooking up with one of the biggest distributors in the world.

Black Hog Farm in Palatka has signed a contract with Sysco, which will ship the farm’s produce to local restaurants.

The deal is expected to widen the reach of Black Hog. Its meats and vegetables can now be found in about a half dozen local restaurants, but could soon be delivered as far south as St. Augustine and as far north as Savannah.

Black Hog plans on also sourcing items from other local farms, expanding the types of items that would be distributed.

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A regional nonprofit is hoping to raise $1 million to end hunger in Northeast Florida.

Feeding Northeast Florida has a distribution center that helps feed people in 17 counties.

CEO Luke Layow says his organization could feed even more.

“The message that we want to get across is that the food is there. We don’t lack food to distribute. We distributed more than 21 million pounds of food last year; we can distribute 40 million pounds of food. It’s there. We just need the resources to get that done,” he says.

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  There's a roadside stand in Putnam County that's known not just for its orange-blossom honey but for the way it operates: It runs on the honor system, and has for almost 70 years. 

It's just a stone's throw southeast of Palatka — in a bend alongside State Route 100 under a bunch of oak trees.  You could be forgiven for missing David C. Biggers' legendary roadside stand "Honor System Honey,"  but not by Biggers himself.

"If you live in this county and you don't know where the honey stand is, you just moved here," he said. "Everybody knows where it's at."


It’s full speed ahead for a Jacksonville food festival called GastroFest. The organizers have been granted nonprofit status.

4 'Must-Have' Holiday Food Recipes

Dec 16, 2014
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With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you will prepare for your family this time of year.

International food consultant, Jeff Spear joined Melissa Ross Tuesday on First Coast Connect to discuss his new cook book as well as his own family holiday recipes.

Holiday food traditions vary from coast to coast, and every family has their “must have” food items every year for holiday foods.

Spear presents a few recipes from his new cook, showing the versatility of holiday meals.


As we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the French landing in Northeast Florida, one aspect of this fascinating history is often overlooked — food.

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Over the past few decades more and more men have gotten into the kitchen, including culinary writer and public television host Steven Raichlen.

If you're sitting at a desk reading this article, take a minute and stand up. That's the latest advice from New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds. In her new book, The First 20 Minutes, Reynolds details some of the surprisingly simple ways you can combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

The Hyppo, the St. Augustine-based gourmet ice pop shop that recently opened a location in Gainesville, is looking at a possible Jacksonville location in the Riverside neighborhood.

Food website The Daily Meal has ranked Jacksonville-based Publix the fourth best supermarket chain in the country based on national survey data. Trader Joe's took the top ranking.

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The organizers of Gastrofest, a startup company with the goal of bringing Jacksonville's unique culinary scene together for a food festival in 2015, have got 100,000 reasons to celebrate this week.

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Local farmers, artisans, chefs, and "slow food" advocates are opening their gates for an afternoon billed as the largest food movement event in Northeast Florida.

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Time is getting short to Jacksonville residents to apply for a permit to raise hens in their backyards. 

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One Spark 2014 will kick off in one week, flooding Jacksonville with an estimated 150,000 visitors.

The event, which runs from April 9-14, stretches 20 square blocks with 77 venues and displays from more than 630 projects for visitors to enjoy.

Festival-goers cans also expect the expansion of a two-block food village on Laura Street between Adams  and Bay streets.

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Sweet Pete's, a locally-owned candy shop in Jacksonville's Springfield neighborhood, will appear on the season finale of the CNBC reality show The Profit, which focuses on saving failing businesses.

University of Florida

The University of Florida  men's basketball team is still moving forward in the big dance. Cole Pepper joined Karen Feagins on First Coast Connect to talk March Madness and more in our weekly sports wrap.