Plants and markets
• Fresh Friday Night Market, 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Vendors sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies and jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. For information, visit nprmainstreet.com.
• Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. For information visit tampabaymarkets.com.
• Suncoast Co-op offers fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register online at suncoastcoop.locallygrown.net to place your order; orders may be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. The Suncoast Cafe, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the ReStore, serves locally roasted organic coffee, homemade teas and baked goods.
• Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 232-4241 or visit hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com.
• Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Local plants for sale; people may also visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. For information call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.
• Calling all master gardeners: Pasco Cooperative Extension Service is seeking applicants for the 2013 Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The program is open to anyone with a strong interest in gardening, a desire to share smart gardening practices with others, and the time to volunteer. No prior Florida gardening experience required. Those interested must attend one of the mandatory one-hour information sessions to learn more about the volunteer program. The next session is at 2 p.m. Thursday at 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. The 12-week class begins July 11. To register for the information session or the class, call (352) 518-0156.