Category Archives: Locally Made

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Friends of the Hernando County Library

How can you sample some fabulous wine and help support your Public Libraries at the same time? Come to The Friends of the Library of Hernando County Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the Strong Tower Winery in Spring Hill on Saturday, March 25! The event will take place from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will … Continue reading Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Friends of the Hernando County Library

Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters to Compete for Best Cold Brew Title in Nashville

If you are a coffee connoisseur, you need to know about Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters, Citrus county’s first and only coffee roasters. They have state-of-the-art home brewing kits, on-site roasting of over 30 varieties, delicious breakfast, lunch and bakery treats and are soon on their way to Nashville to compete in the Coffee Fest Cold … Continue reading Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters to Compete for Best Cold Brew Title in Nashville

Starting a Home-based Food Business Workshop May 1-15

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your home-made baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you don’t want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held from 6:00 pm … Continue reading Starting a Home-based Food Business Workshop May 1-15

Big Storm Brewery, Zephyrhills Brewing Company and Craft Life Brewing Release Collaboration Beer

Big Storm Brewing Co announced today the release of a collaboration beer with other Pasco County brewers, Zephyrhills and Craft Life called “Open Spaces Porter.” The Pasco breweries will unveil the limited, draft-only brew at the “Meet the Pasco Brewer” event scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Big Storm’s location in Odessa as … Continue reading Big Storm Brewery, Zephyrhills Brewing Company and Craft Life Brewing Release Collaboration Beer

Recycled art graces West Pasco Government Center

Pasco County Recycling is proud to announce the wildly popular Art of Recycling contest is back for its 21st year.  Pasco County high school students have been diligently creating art from trash since the beginning of the semester and now the public is invited to see these impressive pieces in person. The recycled artwork is … Continue reading Recycled art graces West Pasco Government Center

Family Fun Delights at the 2017 Kumquat Festival

Kumquats are fun to eat and the word kumquat is fun to say, so it stands to reason that the Kumquat Festival January 28 in Dade City is going to be a fantastically fun event for all! Today, NatureCoaster explores all things kumquat to help prepare you for the 20th Annual Kumquat Festival. Read on. … Continue reading Family Fun Delights at the 2017 Kumquat Festival

Dade City Community & Business Expo Nov. 10 from 4-7 pm

Come out to the Dade City Community & Business Expo and visit with many local businesses under one roof – FREE – at the Pasco County Fairgrounds Dan Cannon Auditorium tomorrow, November 10 from 4 – 7 p.m.. Win prizes, visit with your neighbors and friends and stop by NatureCoaster.com’s table to let us know … Continue reading Dade City Community & Business Expo Nov. 10 from 4-7 pm

Crafting Wines for the Florida Lifestyle in the Nature Coast

In 2001, Ron Hunt began creating some of the best Orange, Key Lime, Plantation White, Plantation Red, Blush, Spice & Port wines available at Florida Estates Winery. How does he do it? First, Ron and his team clean everything used to create the wines. Any dust, dirt of debris in the equipment thwarts the process. … Continue reading Crafting Wines for the Florida Lifestyle in the Nature Coast

Fresh Roasting with Culinary Creations: Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters in Hernando

James Cook was born and raised in “The Golden State.” He was fortunate to experience country life in northern California, as well as city life in southern part of the state. In search of a new career path, James moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he attended the Johnson & Wales University Culinary Program. Upon graduation, he was hired … Continue reading Fresh Roasting with Culinary Creations: Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters in Hernando

Pearl in the Grove and Rebecca’s Closed: Local Public House to grow

Hello All! Focus is a good thing.  After a tumultuous few weeks, Rebecca and I have arrived at the difficult decision of closing Pearl in the Grove and Rebecca’s at City Market.  We are going to focus on making our largest, most profitable location perform as excellently as possible. The Pearl was a labor of … Continue reading Pearl in the Grove and Rebecca’s Closed: Local Public House to grow

Up to my Ears in Corn

At 10 am the gate was opened and customers began their semi-annual trek for what has been called, “the sweetest gold on earth,” Frasier’s sweet corn. David Frazier, and his wonderful wife, Sharon, own a 25-acre farm several blocks north of Jefferson and East Avenue in Brooksville. Twice each year they harvest their crops and … Continue reading Up to my Ears in Corn

Wildlife Park Volunteer Creates Stained Glass Portrait of Rosie, the Manatee

Nills Anderson, a transportation volunteer at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and stained glass artist has created a beautiful portrait of Rosie, the much-loved manatee who passed away in December 2015 after a long life of 50 years or more. He wanted to memorialize Rosie who was known as the Matriarch of the … Continue reading Wildlife Park Volunteer Creates Stained Glass Portrait of Rosie, the Manatee

Fresh-to-Table: “New Farm Food” for NatureCoasters™

Looking for an approach to eating that’s so fresh you can taste it? Fresh-to-Table restaurants are making waves in the culinary industry, including some on the shores of the NatureCoast. Chefs worth their salt always pick top-shelf ingredients as the first step in creating a truly remarkable meal, and freshness is the most important factor. … Continue reading Fresh-to-Table: “New Farm Food” for NatureCoasters™

NatureCoaster Partners with WYKE TV: Gems of the Nature Coast

One of our goals with NatureCoaster is to unite the people, places and things of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. One of our challenges is a limited staff. To overcome this, partnerships should both unite and expand toward the goal. We have an exciting partnership announcement to share with you In the second quarter of … Continue reading NatureCoaster Partners with WYKE TV: Gems of the Nature Coast

Cooking Cracker Cane Syrup

Sugar cane is a tropical perennial grass that has three main varieties – chewing, crystal and syrup. In Central Florida, the sugar cane crop is planted in January and harvested in November. Cane syrup has been a part of the Nature Coast region for generations, with pioneer families in the 1800s and early 1900s traditionally … Continue reading Cooking Cracker Cane Syrup