The 5th Annual Taste of Lee/Tropical Fruit Festival on Saturday, June 30th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM at the First Baptist Church in downtown Fort Myers, 1735 Second Street. It is sponsored by the University of Florida Lee County Extension and the Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange.
Admission is $1 for tastings of the fruits. Many vendors will be available selling fruit, trees, herbs, etc. including the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe.
2012 Herb of the Year is the Rose. Here at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates we grow Old Garden Roses from Mina Edison’s era. Who would like to learn how to use Rose Petals to make a myriad of food goodies? Debbie Hughes, Horticulturist at the Edison Ford, will be teaching a class on how to make Rose Petal Syrup as well as other herbal beverages at the Taste of Lee on Saturday June 30th at 11:15AM at the First Baptist Church in downtown Fort Myers.