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Links and Additional Information

ICARE works hard to be a comprehensive resource for everything related to growing, preparing and purchasing local and sustainable food.  From regional, state and federal entities to coalitions, foundations, initiatives and professional organizations, our goal is to provide the public with a one-stop all inclusive guide.  

Federal & State

Florida Farm Bureau Federation
P.O. Box 147030
Gainesville, FL 32614-7030
Phone: (352) 378-810

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of USDA
FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information.

University of Florida/IFAS (Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences)
Lee County Extension
3406 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916-3736
Phone: (239) 533-4327 Fax: (239) 485-2305

United States Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 2201
Washington, DC 20250-2201
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Waterfront Centre
800 9th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024


American Culinary Federation

180 Center Place Way

St. Augustine, FL 32095

(800) 624-9548

Council on Occupational Education
(national accreditation)
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone (Toll-Free): 800-917-2081
Telephone (Local): 770-396-3898

Culinary And Hospitality Education Foundation Of Southwest Florida
Awarding of scholarships
Physical Address: Naples, FL 34105 EIN: 20-1854573
National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Dawn Sweeney



Other Websites

Restaurant Inspections/Violations in Florida:

Food Timeline - Food History A - Z

Scholarship Search Platforms


Italian Culinary Foundation

321 East 66th #5D

New York, NY 10065


Slow Foods USA
68 Summit Street, 2B
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Fax 718-260-8068

17391 Durrance Road
N. Fort Myers, FL 33917

Terra Madre Foundation
Legal headquarters:
Piazza Palazzo di Città, 1
10122 Torino Italy
Operational headquarters:
Via della Mendicità Istruita, 14
12042 Bra (CN) Italy
Telephone +39 0172 419611
Fax +39 0172 419725

The Jamie Oliver Foundation
Louise Holland (Jamie Oliver's "right-hand woman")
The Food Revolution

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