June Marked National Pollinator Month

July 2023

June Marked National Pollinator Month

June is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. We had the opportunity to learn more about beekeeping by interviewing Fresh by 4Roots farm network partner and local beekeeper Drew Miller, owner of Petal Honey Co.

Why are bees so important to our ecosystem? Bees contribute to 1/3 of the growth of our food supply. But I believe that pollinators have a far more crucial role than we even know. Bees are regenerative by nature!

Petal Honey Co. products are available for purchase at Fresh by 4Roots!


The 4R Foundation, Inc. dba 4Roots was recently honored by Leadership Florida with the 2023 Florida Impact Award!

The Florida Impact Award recognizes a business or nonprofit organization that has created a specific project or body of work whose impact is currently transforming the future of its region or beyond and has the potential to transform Florida as a whole.

Thank you, Leadership Florida!

4Roots Student Programs

It has been a fun and rewarding month for us at 4Roots as we’ve hosted some of our very first student field trip groups at our facilities!

Students involved in the Derrick Brooks Charities’ Brooks Bunch Business Academy concluded a year-long financial literacy and entrepreneurship program by visiting us and discovering some of the challenges to our food system and ways we can work together to create a more sustainable food future.

We also enjoyed our time with students in the Gordon Family Giving Foundation’s {CodeOrlando} summer program, where we discussed the history of farming in Central Florida, technological advancements in agriculture, packaged produce for a Feed the Need distribution, and toured the 4Roots Farm Campus site. 

Fresh by 4Roots

Packing District Farmers Market is making a name for itself. We are a finalist in two 2023 BEST OF ORLANDO® categories.

This is the final round for the Readers Poll, where you can vote until July 17. Please consider voting for us below!

Food and DiningBest Place to Buy Produce

Services – Best Farmers Market

Thank you for your vote! Receive 20% off your next Fresh by 4Roots produce purchase when you show proof of voting at The Packing District Farmers Market through July 29.

Saturdays from 9am – 1pm | 2178 Packing District Way, Orlando, FL 32804

Upcoming Events


Join us and celebrate the beauty of the season. This family-friendly day includes a Sprout Sprint 4k Fun Run, Lil’ Sprout Kids Run, and 4Roots Inaugural Harvest Festival. Start the day with a 2.49-mile fun run/walk along scenic trails through the Packing District and 4Roots Farm Campus. Ending at The Grove Park in The Packing District.

COWS ‘N CABS | 11.11.23

Grab your boots and dust off your cowboy hat! Cows ‘n Cabs is a food & wine stroll featuring gourmet fare, wine, craft beer, and cocktails from 25+ local restaurants. We hope you’ll join us for this incredible evening. Tickets on sale September 1st.

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