Eat Slow Week

Eat Slow Eat LocalSlow Food Glades to Coast is sponsoring a week long Eat Slow - Eat Local event series,  April 1-7, 2013 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties highlighting the production and use of locally grown, caught, and raised food. This food celebration features the prolific production of our farmers, ranchers, and fishermen and also celebrates the creativity of our world class local chefs. Attention will be focused on the important ways that our local economy is interwoven with the production and consumption of local foods and the pleasure that this bounty gives us.

The week will include these events:

  • Restaurants that use local products will create special menus listing those products
  • Farm tours
  • Demonstrations by celebrity chefs at markets carrying locally grown produce (e.g., Delray Green Market, Miramar Memorial Farmers’ Market)
  • Identification of locally grown food in Farmers markets in the area
  • Tours of community gardens that make produce available to the public

Funds raised during the Eat Slow-Eat Local week through local restaurants will help support such Slow Food Glades to Coast projects as: grants to Community and school gardens, the Green School Snail Award for Best School Garden, Growing Green Communities Day at the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, scholarships to attend The Florida Small Farm Conference, film showings, and Slow Scene Food Education.

For participating partners and events see rest of the article. Updates ongoing.

Events:

March 30, 11 am - Eat Slow Eat Local Event Lunch, including chef demo by Damon Adams at the Delray Beach Green Market

April 1, 7:30 pm - Noel Ramos, Puerto Rico Safari #2: Summer 2012. Noel presents pictures from his investigation of the fruit and culture of Puerto Rico at the Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council

April 6, 9-10 am - Tour of Miramar Community Garden followed by sales of produce

April 6, 10am 1-pm - Book signing with author Melissa Contreras, Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida at the Lake Worth Farmers Market

April 6, 11:30 am - Presentation on growing in South Florida by Rick Raid from Seed to Bloom at the Wellington Green Market

April 7, 11:30 am - Chef demo with Chef Luci from Elle's Restaurant +Lounge using produce from Ft. Lauderdale Vegetables at Miramar Memorial Farmer's Market

April 7, 2-3 pm - Tour of Marando Farms & Presentation by Melissa Contreras author of Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida at Marando Farms

April 7, 4 pm - Visit to TAP42

 

Participating Markets

Delray Beach Green Market - Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Marando Farms, 1401 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Miramar Memorial Farmers’ Market - 1901 SW 172nd Ave, Miramar, FL 33027

The Yellow Green Farmers’ Market, 1940 North 30th Road, Hollywood, Florida 33021

Participating Community Gardens

Miramar Community Garden - Garden Tour Sunday, April 6 from 9 to 10am

Participating Restaurants

Market 17, 1850 SE 17th St #109, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Max’s Harvest, 169 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Pizzeria Oceano, 201 E Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462

Farms

Don't forget your local farms are always a good source for fresh, local produce.