The Foundation provides support for specialty crop research and promotion through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Research grants have included:
Increasing Sales of Florida Sweet Corn
The grant aims to increase sales of Sunshine Sweet Corn and to educate consumers on ways to incorporate sweet corn into their diets during the season. The Foundation is managing this grant in collaboration with Sunshine Sweet Corn Farmers of Florida and Fresh From Florida.
Increasing Sales of Florida Peaches
The grant will increase the awareness of the Florida peach industry to both retail buyers as well as consumers, and also increase sales of peaches for Florida growers. The Foundation is managing this grant in collaboration with Fresh From Florida, which is handling the retail relationships and promotions.