Welcome to the ‘Sunshine State’ (host of OFANA Reunion 2009) where Ole Farmers at large from the ‘Florida Panhandle’ to the ‘Florida Keys’ are approximately sixty strong. Active members concentrated in the deep South include Hyacinth Belle-Taylor, Austin Blake, Brenda Brown-Leighton, Rupert Clarke, Audley Codner, Riland Finnikin, Ambrozene ‘Hellery’ Hibbert, Charmaine Laing, Vannetta Leslie-James, Trevor Lewis, Peterson Warburton, Elworthy ‘Rat Bat’ Williams, Jurist Willis-Taylor and Angela Wilson-Brewton.
We, Florida Ole Farmers consider ourselves truly close to home (MIA – KIN: 1 hr, 35 min; FLL – KIN: 1 hr, 40 min; MCO – MBJ: 1 hr, 57 min).
Florida is also playground to most of the US and Canada during the winter months (Wild Geese et al), but you can drop by anytime:
On January 28, 2012 (annually the last Saturday in January going forward) we will host the inaugural ‘Grown Folks Night Out’; a celebration to coincide with Farm School Founders Day in Jamaica, featuring the mouthwatering flavors and vintage melodious sounds we grew up with, at Reggae Village, 111 NW 2nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.