Well, spring break 2015 is wonderfully uncomplicated, so I figured I would go ahead and start a new series on this ole blog. A brief spotlight on some of my favorite small businesses around town!
In the last few years, Tallahassee has become overflowing with small businesses - restaurants, art galleries, bookshops, vintage stores, boutiques, bakeries, food trucks, and urban farms, among others. Some have gone out of business, but the majority have hung on, thanks to good planing, good advertising, a public support.
The first local business in this series is the awesome Ripe City, an urban farm right smack in the middle of town. I've always been passionate about the environment, and in particular, gardening. Growing up, the day's activities were dictated by what was growing in the garden that season - almost every summer evening was spent picking (or digging up) our dinner. Corn, butter beans, green beans, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, and tons and tons of herbs. Now that my life has gotten more complicated and gardening has taken the backseat, it's so great to see a group of people who have dedicated their days to providing people and local restaurants with fresh vegetables.
So if you're looking for great local, organic produce, check out Ripe City - both online (website, facebook, pinterest), on Instagram (@ripecity) and in person.