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Small Orange County farmers capitalize on the eat-local movement

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Dale Volkert's Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee sells eggs from cage-free chickens.

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Small Orange County farmers capitalize on the eat-local movement

West Orange County is well positioned for the eat-local trend.

Jerry Jackson | 4/30/2014

Commercial vegetable farms and citrus and foliage nurseries have had deep roots in west Orange County for generations and still thrive today, if on a smaller scale. The movement favoring locally sourced food works well with small farms such as Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee and Green Sky Growers, with state-of-the-art hydroponics atop a three-story building in Winter Garden.

Other regional players and newsmakers mentioned in this roundup:

Kathy Panter, Jim Hartmann, Glenn Adams

Port Canaveral, Station Pointe at Lake Mary, Pulte Homes, Lake Nona, Lockheed Martin, Nemours, After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care centers, Urban Land Institute, Universal Orlando, Orlando Health, Marilyn Monroe Spas

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