Published: Jun 22, 2013 8:53 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A "Taste of the Garden" will showcase vegetables, fruits and herbs harvested at the Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub Farm and Garden.

Family favorite recipes from Caribbean, Creole/Cajun and deep south traditions will be featured in cooking demonstrations by gardeners graduating from the RHUFH Urban Farmers In Training program.  The recipes were donated by UFIT participants and garden patrons, who will be on hand to share samples and recipes.  The public is welcome.  Saturday, June 22nd from 11 to 2 at RHUFH, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, 2 miles east of Fowler. The Farm's produce stand is open daily.


RHUFH was established three years ago to make produce more accessible in a food desert area of Fort Myers so that community residents could eat healthy. Gardeners are able to sell what they grow at an on-site farmers' market produce stand, which they help operate.