Pumpkin Power and Heavenly Honey

Sponsored by UF/IFAS Extension Partnership for Water, Agriculture, and Community Sustainability at Hastings and in cooperation with Chef David Bearl with the First Coast Technical College.


The First Coast Fresh - Farm to Table "Pumpkin Power and Heavenly Honey Workshop" held at the PWACS Research Farm on October 17, 2012, was an educational event for farmers, foodies, chefs, gardeners, and all other consumers and producers of local food.  The program featured field tours and discussions highlighting over 15 varieties of pumpkins, winter squash, and other surprises. 

59 people enthusiastically participated as David Dinkins presented information on buying "Local Foods", Doug Gergela shared pumpkin and winter squash varieties grown at the PWACS farm, St. Johns County Beekeepers Association provided a "Taste of Honey From Around the World", and Chef David Bearl provided nutritious dishes featuring pumpkin, winter squash, and honey.

Below, please find a photo slideshow from the program as well as the program handout containing pumpkin, winter squash, and honey information along with recipes provided by Chef Bearl.



*Special thanks to Gayle Prevatt for providing honey as table decor and raffle giveaway and Christopher Baker for providing program photos.