Featuring fresh local produce, baked goods, natural home products, plants and more.
A true local produce and product farmers market located in Lake Nona at the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. Farmer’s Market Saturdays will be coming to the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge starting on October 18th, 2014!
To kick off the Market Fresh Saturdays, please show your support at their kick-off event – Foxtoberfest!
Foxtoberfest is on October 18 and will be a Halloween themed celebration featuring activities for the whole family!! This event will have a kid’s costume parade, pumpkins, safe trick-or-treating, entertainment, and games!
Weekend Fun in Lake Nona – Showcase, Network, and Support
They are currently recruiting vendors and sponsors for Market Fresh Saturdays! What a great place to showcase your product, network with the community and support a great cause!
Vendors can represent anything local, healthy, or original. Produce, baked goods, plants, food vendors, crafts, and artists are welcome!
$20 introductory fee for all vendors through December!
All market vendor fees will go directly to support the wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge.
If you would like to be considered for a vendor space or to sponsor, please email: info@BTNwildlife.org
The Light Team at Keller Williams would like to showcase a Featured Lake Nona Business – Latitudes
LATITUDES is a ministry team of Pioneers International. Our primary work creates opportunities for isolated and marginalized artisans all across the globe. We work in partnership with artisan groups, currently in 13 countries, to create markets for their products and help them develop sustainable businesses.
LATITUDES’ business tagline is “Extending Freedom Through Business.”
Freedom for our artisans comes in many different forms.
For our artisan group, Tabby’s, in India, it means freedom from oppression and isolation as a result of being widowed and contracting HIV.
For our artisan group, 3Strands, in Cambodia freedom means protection from the horrific world of sex trafficking.
For our team in Amman, Jordan, freedom comes as opportunity to work as a woman in an environment that provides a fair wage and safe working conditions.
We have beautiful products that represent beautiful lives. You can find our products at our WEB STORE: www.LATITUDEStore.com
Featured Lake Nona Business – LATITUDES Locations
You can also find our products at three locations in Central Florida:
LATITUDES (12345 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando) — inside Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Office/Store. Hours of operation: Sun-Sat 8:00am—5:00pm
Northland Church Bookstore (522 Dog Track Road, Longwood 32750)
Entwined (620 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, 32789) – Furniture and Home Accessories only.
Keep up with new LATITUDES products, news and events by Liking and Following our FACEBOOK page.
Jennifer Thompson, District 4 Commissioner, Orange County
The Light Team is a unique group of professionals who believe that a strong, supported community is one worth living in and improving upon year after year. Our commitment to bring you all things Nona includes special opportunities like this, taking you closer to the people who make all that growth , and development happen behind the scenes.
Jennifer Thompson Writes:
These past four years it has been my honor and privilege to serve as your County Commissioner. I do my best to keep you involved in what’s happening throughout Orange County. Here are a few things I’ve been working on:
Back to Nature Celebrates 25 Years and Moves to Southeast Orange County
There’s a jewel in our backyard, literally just off of Narcoossee Road. Take Clapp Simms Duda Road until it dead-ends into the Split Oak Preserve to see for yourself the remarkable work done by the volunteers at the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. I’m pleased with the part I played in 2011 in securing the infrastructure investment necessary to jump start the move to their new home. The Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge has been providing care for wild animals throughout Central Florida for the past 25 years. Now they have a new home to continue the good work they do.
New Lynx Route Comes to Lake Nona Medical City
After nearly two years of work with the State of Florida, I was finally able to secure funding for a new Lynx route connecting the Lake Nona Medical City to the
Sandlake Road SunRail Station. This route provides critical access to the jobs and healthcare at the Medical City to the communities of Meadow Woods and Taft. It also
provides southeast Orange County residents with direct access to Sun- Rail and the Florida Mall. More routes are scheduled to begin later this year.
Protecting Rural Settlements
We can all certainly tell that the economy is picking up by the number of development requests that are coming into the County for our area. I have been working closely with members of the Lake Mary Jane and Lake Whippoorwill Rural Settlements to protect rural lifestyles while also striking a balance for future growth. In fact, I recently took an unpopular
stand to protect our rural settlements and their place within the Orange County Comprehensive Plan.
Osceola Parkway Extension
You may have heard recently that the Osceola County Expressway is planning to extend the Osceola Parkway, potentially into Orange County. As soon as I became aware of their plans, I requested that Osceola County hold a meeting in Orange County and that they extend notification to thousands of potentially affected homeowners. I have asked the Orange County Attorney to investigate filing an injunction against the Osceola County Expressway to prevent further decisions being made until a legal interpretation of Orange County’s role may be determined. My primary goal is protecting our citizens and the investment they have made in their homes and in their lifestyle. A road built by another county without our citizens’ approval is unacceptable.
New Park Coming to the Moss Park Area
Although still a few years away, this past month I was successful in beginning the process to build a new community park off of Moss Park Road in southeast County. There are still many, many steps before families will enjoy this new amenity complete with multi-purpose fields and lighting, but we are officially one step closer.
My door is always open to you. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at Jennifer.Thompson@ocfl.net should you have any questions or concerns. I’m here for you.
So much going on and opportunities to continue to expand in the commercial market for Lake Nona. Here is a rundown of recent developments:
US Tennis Association
The US Tennis Association is building a world-class facility with over 100 tennis courts on 63 acres behind Village Walk in Lake Nona. This is a perfect fit in the Lake Nona culture of health and wellness. This state of the art facility will serve all ages and stages from the young beginner to professional tennis athletes. The target completion date for this state of the art facility is 4th quarter of 2016.
Lake Nona Town Center
Lake Nona Town Center, Phase 1, is now under construction. This $150 million dollar project offers an innovative hotel concept, 80,000 sqft of office space, 4-5 restaurants and a parking garage encouraging pedestrian activity rather than acres and acres of pavement.
The 200 room hotel is a new concept- a Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn combined- one building with two facades. You might have noticed the construction at the entrance of Laureate Park. That is the Florida Blue Innovation Center and parking garage. The 92,000 sqft, three story building will house both wet labs and office space and be anchored by Florida Blue with additional space committed to a UCF and UF partnership. Does anybody besides Tavistock develop around here? Yep…coming soon on the east side of Narcoossee Rd. is Dwell, a Luxury Apartment Complex on the western shore of Lake Whipporwhill. This community will offer 275 luxury apartments as well as 50,000 sqft of commercial space and will be a green development- using green building standards. The sensitive land along Lake Whipporwhill will be protected.
LYNX Bus Routes coming to Lake Nona
Three LYNX bus routes coming to Lake Nona. Stops will include the Florida Mall, VA Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Meadow Woods SunRail station (in 2016).
Largest City Park in Orlando
We are all looking forward to a beautiful park planned on 334 acres near Laureate Park. Both active and passive recreational opportunities will abound with lakes and trails to explore as well as a playground, baseball and soccer fields, golf practice area, picnic facilities, courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball and room for a future community center and pool.
If you are set on a home with a pool, the lowest cost way to achieve your goal is to purchase a resale property with an existing pool. Click the link below to see all pool homes for sale in beautiful North Shore at Lake Hart in the Lake Nona area! As always, our team is here ready to serve you…give us a call and we will deliver!
Golden opportunity to own in established North Shore at Lake Hart- space and drama are yours at a fantastic value! This move in ready home features extensive trim work throughout including crown molding, window and door trim, bead board paneling and more! This home is a three bedroom home, but has a large downstairs office intended as a bedroom- add a closet and a door and have a spacious downstairs bedroom, or keep as an office. Beautiful dark hardwood flooring in the formal dining, living and office spaces and 18′ diagonal laid tile throughout spacious family room and kitchen. Large backyard is already fenced and ready to add a pool if desired. Inside, stretch out in your spacious family room easily served from your full kitchen- serving bar can seat 6-8 bar stools, or gather around a table for casual dining in the bay window breakfast nook. Walk in pantry is convenient to the kitchen and laundry room. All appliances stay for the new homeowner- stainless in the kitchen and Maytag appliances in the laundry with convenient laundry tub. Upstairs you will find spacious bedrooms and a large bonus room. North Shore at Lake Hart is a gated, master planned golf course community rich in amenities including community pool and fitness, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, golf clubhouse with sandwich shop and lakefront dock and park just minutes to the Lake Nona Medical City and within the excellent Lake Nona School District! Call today for a private showing!