Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do. A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
Fantastic lumber mill with a huge selection of quality and exotic woods. They do price by board length, rough cuts, etc and are just about the friendliest guys around! You can also collect wood shavings for free from around back (great for chicken coop bedding!).
Larson & Sons Landscaping
Bulk landscaping materials including potting soil, top soil, and mulch. Bulk is almost always cheaper and way more environmentally friendly. They deliver for very reasonable prices as well. Their site has a mulch calculator on it to so you can figure out how much you need!
Big Earth Landscape supply
Bulk landscaping materials including compost, soil, and mulch. Bulk is almost always cheaper and way more environmentally friendly. They deliver for very reasonable prices as well. They also carry worm castings and biochar!
City Of st. pete mulch
The city offers its residents FREE mulch, as much as you want. There are designated pick up areas across the city if you have a vehicle to move it in or you can pay for a delivery (which is still very reasonable).
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed
The quality is outstanding with 90%+ germination on their mind boggling variety of 2,000 different organic heirloom seed. What I love about them is that they actually DNA test every batch of seed for GMO contamination so you know what your getting is good stuff! Although they aren't local to us they have maintained their small family run operation while still being able to serve over 700,000 gardeners, the quality outweighs the distance!
If you are local to St. Pete I carry a selection of their seed that works great in our climate and area. Message me to purchase some of these awesome Florida varieties!
Uncle Jims Worm Farm
The local guy I knew stopped selling and I have been very happy with Uncle Jims since I started using them. They offer various quantities of red wigglers along with other products. Great prices and good customer service. All my worms have always arrived alive and happy!
Field & Forest
Grow your own mushrooms! Such friendly staff, when I first started growing (& several times thereafter) I have chatted on the phone with them for as long as needed to get my questions answered. They offer superior, certified organic spawn, ready-to-fruit indoor mushroom grow kits, tools, technical information, and good advice. Their aim is that you enjoy growing mushrooms successfully. Although they aren't local, we don't have a local source for spawn that I'm aware of. I wouldn't use anyone else!
Pinellas county extension
Fantastic FREE gardening help from UF/IFAS where they have horticulturalist experts who can help you determine soil inefficiencies, identify plant issues, and determine methods of control. You can call with questions, go in to the office with samples, or email with photos.
Awesome website that lists farms, farmers markets, food cooperatives, etc relative to your search area. I use it if I am traveling and looking for quality local resources.
Falling Fruit is a massive, collaborative map of the urban harvest. By uniting the efforts of foragers, freegans, and foresters everywhere, the map already points to over a half million food sources around the world (from plants and fungi to water wells and dumpsters).
Seasonal Food Guide
This site helps you figure out what is in season in your state by month. By purchasing local foods in season from local farms, your food dollar goes directly to farmers, you eliminate environmental damage caused by shipping foods thousands of miles and you’ll enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Plus, local, seasonal produce just tastes better!