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Fleet Farming comes to Orlando

April 2, 2014
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 This Sunday at 10 a.m. a swarm of cyclists will descend on Orlando. Their mission: to tend your gardens. A lot of people want more local food options but are fed up with the lack of variety at local markets. Cheap local, organic produce isn’t as readily available as you would think, so some...
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Fresh Market opens in Orlando on July 31

July 30, 2013
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Fresh Market opens in Orlando on July 31

Hey, so that giant construction zone at the corner of N. Mills and Virginia Drive – the one that we kinda thought might never house anything good because it’s been “coming soon” for so damn long – is finally about to bear fruit. Tomorrow morning, a new Fresh Market grocery store opens its doors,...
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What does “local food” even mean, anyway?

May 7, 2013
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What does “local food” even mean, anyway?

Chef Hari Pulapaka of DeLand’s Cress Restaurant (according to surveys collected by Zagat, the No. 1 restaurant in the Orlando area) is gathering data about Central Floridians’ attitudes to sustainable sourcing in the local food system. (We think businesses like this are a good start.) He’s hoping you’ll take this three-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ourfoodsystem If...
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TastyChomps’ Ricky Ly shares his Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando at Herndon Library

April 5, 2013
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TastyChomps’ Ricky Ly shares his Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando at Herndon Library

Saturday, April 6 – Local Orlando Restaurant Chefs and Their Recipes 2 p.m. Orange County Library, Herndon Branch 4324 E. Colonial Drive 407-835-7323 ocls.info free Ricky Ly of TastyChomps is one of our favorite hustlers. The UCF grad has turned something most of us have – a deep enjoyment of eating out – into...
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J. Bradley, Jose Fajardo and others present at PechaKucha Night Orlando v9

February 8, 2013
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J. Bradley, Jose Fajardo and others present at PechaKucha Night Orlando v9

The 20 images are part of a PowerPoint presentation that can be about any topic of the presenters’ choosing, and this version includes anything from Alexa Eastwood’s “Becoming a Savage” to Evan Miga’s “The Most Interesting Person I Know” to “Local Food and the Artisan Economy” by John Rife.
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TastyChomps founder releases Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando

January 4, 2013
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TastyChomps founder releases Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando

Ly’s foodie guide also features sections detailing area farmers’ markets, date night suggestions and food truck fare, while finishing with a collection of recipes from local restaurant chefs.
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Winter Park Harvest Fest celebrates community food producers

November 16, 2012
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Winter Park Harvest Fest celebrates community food producers

Celebrating the hard work of our local gardeners, farmers, entrepreneurs and nonprofits, the Winter Park Harvest Festival provides a venue for community food producers to come together with the public, sell their homegrown goods and give helpful hints for growing their own grub.
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Homegrown Local Food Co-op Farmers Market sets up shop at downtown Orlando library

August 13, 2012
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Homegrown Local Food Co-op Farmers Market sets up shop at downtown Orlando library

Shoppers will get a chance to meet the faces behind their food, as 15 of Homegrown’s producers will be on hand at the event.
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Round two of Food Truck Wars set to go down at Cranes Roost

July 13, 2012
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Round two of Food Truck Wars set to go down at Cranes Roost

Let's hope your seasoned food-truck noshing leads to a victory for your favorite.
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slow your roll: slow food orlando social tonight at redlight redlight

June 13, 2012
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slow your roll: slow food orlando social tonight at redlight redlight

Our local chapter of Slow Food is hosting a happy hour social/membership mixer 6-8pm tonight at the craft beer wonderland that is Redlight Redlight (745 Bennett Road). Stop by and find out more about Slow Food’s mission—”good, clean, fair food for all”—i.e., local food, sustainable growing and prep practices, preservation of heritage foodways (and other...
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