OSPREY, FL (November 27, 2017) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces its second Feast Upon the Fields on Sunday, December 3, 12:30 pm at Longino Ranch. The 8,000-acre Longino Ranch in eastern Sarasota County is recognized to be a critical part of the conservation corridor connecting the Myakka region to the rural lands east of Charlotte Harbor. The majority of the ranch is permanently conserved with a conservation easement, facilitated by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.
Well-known chef Paul Mattison will highlight locally sourced foods in a farm-to-table experience for Feast Upon the Fields, and the toe-tapping sounds of the Manatee River Bluegrass Band will greet guests. The event is made possible in part by exclusive media partner The Herald-Tribune Media Group. Tickets are $125 and sponsorships are available. All proceeds support Conservation Foundation’s mission to save land, forever. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com/feast or call (941) 918-2100.
Conservation Foundation is committed to helping people experience the beauty and heritage of our natural lands by offering different experiences in nature. Established in the 1930s, Longino Ranch is owned by the Longino, Curry and Minton families who are opening their ranch for this occasion to help others understand the significance of preserving the agricultural and natural resources vital to our quality of life in Florida.
The native lands on the ranch are a blend of pine flatwoods interspersed with wetlands and marshes, with fringes of oak and cabbage palm hammocks. This working ranch has current operations in timber and palm harvesting, cattle, citrus, and sod, as well as wetlands and species restoration. The family also enjoys hunting, fishing, horseback riding and viewing wildlife on the ranchlands.
For more information about Feast Upon the Fields and Conservation Foundation, visit www.conservationfoundation.com or call (941) 918-2100.
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties.