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Fleet Farming comes to Orlando

April 2, 2014
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Fleet Farming comes to Orlando

 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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Producer-only farmers market and farm-to-table dinner headline Winter Garden Harvest Festival

May 3, 2013
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Producer-only farmers market and farm-to-table dinner headline Winter Garden Harvest Festival

The evening’s Farm-to-Table Dinner headlines the daylong festivities with an epicurean feast prepared by Winter Garden chefs and crafted entirely with locally sourced fixings – from the fresh greens in the salads to the meat in the entrees and the booze in the beer and spirits.
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Lake Meadow Naturals hosts Breakfast in the Pasture

March 1, 2013
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Lake Meadow Naturals hosts Breakfast in the Pasture

Take a guided wander through the absurdly picturesque pastures, gardens and animal enclosures (say hi to the bunnies for me) to see all the things besides poultry that Lake Meadow is up to, then enjoy a gourmet morning meal prepared by chefs from swanky Ritz-Carlton restaurant Norman’s, and finally, make a stop in the...
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Today in food history: Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse opened in Berkeley, 1971

August 28, 2012
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Today in food history: Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse opened in Berkeley, 1971

Forty-one years ago today, Alice Waters opened the doors of a new restaurant — and set the stage for today's obsession with local, fresh, organic food.
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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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Homegrown Food Co-op trying to raise $9,000 by year’s end

December 13, 2010
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Last we checked in with the folks at Home Grown Food Co-op, the organization had just received a $25,000 matching grant from the Florida Hospital Foundation to help the little co-op move into a new space that it could eventually develop into a storefront. Today the organization sent out a press release announcing that...
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