Farmer Spotlight: Congaree & Penn
Not only are the Farmers Markets growing in number around Northeast Florida, but the number of farm vendors are increasing too! This week the focus is Congaree and Penn, a rice farm and orchard, located at 11830 Old Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32219.
Congaree and Penn is very open to the public, hosting private tours as well as seasonal tours and events. They offer seasonal workshops and other seasonal events such as farm to table dinners, and pop up markets like Christmas at Congaree.
Congaree and Penn sells products online for everyday consumers, and we offer delivery for our restaurant and retail buyers. Front Porch Pickings is a great local food delivery business that offers our rice and shrubs for delivery. Congaree and Penn is carried in many stores and restaurants and a long list can be found online. But, most importantly, Congaree and Penn can be found at The Beaches Green Market, Riverside Arts Market, and Fernandina Beach Farmer’s Market.
Congaree and Penn is named after the Congaree, a sailboat that Scott’s (head farmer) grandfather captained in World War II, and Pennington, his mother’s maiden middle name. Their favorite crop is their Mayhaw Tree Orchards, an indigenous fruit tree of the lower southern states. Several favorite recipes can be found on their website!
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