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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Sarasota County

Located in Central West Florida

Sarasota County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 143,645 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 106,832 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 665 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 0 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 1,840 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 429 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 1,087 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangelos, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
168 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 4 fruit set harvest growing dormant
Strawberries (1) 12 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 1,314 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 357,106 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 20,000 over-winter calving grow grow
Goats (1) 63 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 882 over-winter foal grow grow
Sheep (1) 68 over-winter lambing grow grow
Vegetables
Snap Beans (1) 6 plant harvest    
Tomatoes (1) 20 plant harvest    
Sources:
(1) 2002 Census of Agriculture
(2) 2005 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(3) 2004 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(4) 2006 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(5) Average harvest 2002-2004, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For general info about agriculture in Sarasota County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Wauchula
Phone: (863) 773-4764

Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Service
Sarasota
Phone: (941) 861-5000
Web: sarasota.extension.ufl.edu

Wauchula State Farmers’ Market
Wauchula
Phone: (863) 773-9850
Email:

Sarasota County Farm Bureau
Sarasota
Phone: (941) 371-2043
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Sarasota

Sarasota Soil And Water Conservation District
Sarasota
Phone: (941) 907-0011

For info about specific crops grown in Sarasota County, contact:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 488-4676
Web: myfwc.com

Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association
Arcadia
Phone: (863) 494-0061
Phone: (863) 773-2644
Email:
Web: www.prvcga.org/

Gulf Citrus Growers Association
LaBelle
Phone: (863) 675-2180
Email:
Web: www.gulfcitrus.org

Citrus Grower Associates, Inc.
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 665-0709

Florida Citrus Mutual
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 682-1111
Web: www.flcitrusmutual.com

Florida Blueberry Growers Association
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 392-4711
Web: www.floridablueberrygrowers.com

Florida Strawberry Growers Association
Plant City
Phone: (813) 752-6822
Web: www.flastrawberry.com

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association
Orlando
Phone: (407) 295-7994
Email:
Web: www.fngla.org

Florida Association of Livestock Markets
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-4557

Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-6221
Web: www.floridacattlemen.org

Florida Dairy Goat Association
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 421-4452
Web: www.fdga.org

Florida Meat Goat Association
Lake Butler
Phone: (386) 496-3166

Florida Tomato Committee
Maitland
Phone: (407) 660-1949
Email:
Web: www.floridatomatoes.org

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