Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast to host summer food truck series at its Bay Preserve facilities

Family-friendly events planned for this month, August and September

This is a view of Bay Preserve during a summer night. Photo courtesy Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

The staff of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is inviting community residents to a monthly Food Truck Friday Night this summer at the nonprofit’s Bay Preserve headquarters in Osprey.

“Enjoy food and fun with friends while taking in a summer sunset at this family-friendly event,” a news release says.

Each month, from July through September, a different food truck will be on-site, “serving up local flavor on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay,” the release adds. Additionally, “Members of the Conservation Foundation team will be available to answer questions about their work and the Burrows-Matson House will be open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for this picnic-style gathering,” the release says

The dates and food trucks schedule are as follows:

  • Friday, July 23, 5 to 8 p.m. — Curb Your Appetite (classic American fare).
  • Friday, Aug. 20, 5 to 8 p.m. — Big Blue Grilled Cheese Company (creative versions of a family favorite).
  • Friday, Sept. 17, 5 to 8 p.m. — Killik’s Kitchen (modern Asian-Hawaiian fare).

“After the isolation of the last year, connection is what we are all craving,” said Christine Johnson, president of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in the release. “Connection with other people and connection with nature. We hope these Friday nights help our community reconnect with each other and with our beautiful natural environment,” she added in the release.

Bay Preserve is located at 400 Palmetto Ave. in Osprey. The events will be free and open to the public, the release says. However, “in an effort to ensure plenty of parking, RSVPs are requested,” the release adds. To RSVP for any of the dates, visit

Food prices will vary by truck, the release notes. “Learn more about each truck’s menu on Facebook,” it says.

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast “protects land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature,” the release explains. “Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation saves land forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary.”
The organization is a nationally accredited land trust, the release adds. Learn more by visiting the website,