The Story of Sweetgrass Farms

Sweetgrass Farms, like the birth of most good ideas, was a chance meeting of passion and opportunity.  To produce the cleanest, freshest, healthiest, locally grown fruits and vegetables using proven organic principles without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or animal fertilizer was the passion.  

The opportunity came when a peaceful, rural like setting in a convenient urban like environment was transformed into the place we call Sweetgrass Farms.  The opportunity to use a modern soil free, vertical, hydroponic growing system made the passion a reality.  

With the passion comes commitment.  We will never grow it cheaper at the expense of quality, but it is our commitment to you that we will always grow it better. 

About Our Logo

Symbolically, the plant Sweetgrass is thought by most Native American cultures to be the “Sacred Hair of Mother Earth.”  It has been used, aromatically, for centuries to summon inner strength.  It is a reminder to us to respect the Earth and all it provides. 

The abstract bird on our logo symbolizes looking at things from a different perspective.  Certainly vertical hydroponics achieves that! 


We are conveniently located just off the north side of University Parkway between US 301 and Tuttle Avenue ( just east of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and west of The Mall at University Town Center.    The address is 8350 Carolina Street, Sarasota, Fl.   For map, look at Contact Us page.


Refer to Tours and Workshops section for information about this new and exciting opportunity for you!



We are honored to have been selected by NASA's Space Foundation for Space Technology Certification.  This recognition comes from our work with the controlled release fertilizer  Florikan.

 Current hours:

SWEETGRASS FARMS IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.  We have strawberries available at Morton's Market through May, 2018.


Please remember they are available on a first come, first served basis.  Follow our FACEBOOK page for alerts, availability and when we are closed.

    *Always pesticide free

    *Grown above ground with strict organic principles

    *No animal fertilizer

    *We grow using a highly refined plant nutrient chosen by            

WE ARE CLOSED DECEMBER23 and 24, 2017  

     NASA for the Space Program

Come early, bring the family and help celebrate our opening days.

We may have vegetables on a limited basis later in the season.

Again, thank you for your patronage and patience while as we grow!


Staff and management of Sweetgrass Farms


ON RAINY DAYS, PLEASE CALL 941 400 4998 TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN. (hours, subject to change as season progresses, are posted on Facebook   



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