Category: Events

Seed Food & Wine Festival

Celebrate all things vegan at this year’s Seed Food & Wine Festival, taking place in Miami from November 18-22. This celebration of plant-based foods will give guests a chance to try a variety of plant-based foods, fine wine, craft beers & spirits. Guests will also have a chance to mingle with the area’s top-named chefs like Brad Kilgore (Alter), Todd Erickson (Haven), and Jeremy Ford (Matador Room) — and national food personalities and authors like Matthew Kinney and Rich Roll; discover new products; and get tips on leading a healthier lifestyle The event caters to enthusiasts of all ages, especially those who enjoy locally-grown food and of course, those who follow or are curious about the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Events are priced individually and tickets start at just $15 Schedule of Events Wed., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. – Movies & Munchies featuring a screen of May I be Frank taking place at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. – 1st Annual Plant Based Burger Battle taking place at the Eden Roc Fri, Nov. 20 from noon – 5 p.m. – Food Forward, a series of workshops for those looking to create a new conscious and sustainable food system. This will take place in Wynwood. Fri., Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Food and wine pairing dinners Sat., Nov. 21 – Seed Wynwood 5k run, yoga, meditation and festival; Seed...

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Fall Harvest Dinner on the Farm at Kai-Kai Farm

Kai-Kai Farm, known for growing and packaging fresh, safe and nutritious vegetable in Indiantown, will host a Fall Harvest Dinner on their 40-acre farm on Sun, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. This dinner will be prepared by Chef Rasheed from Olive Oil of the World, who has created a 5-course Italian dinner menu highlighting our favorite fall ingredients. Guests will enjoy live music by the Whiskey Wasps. When: Sun, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. Where: Kai-Kai Farm, 8006 SW Kanner Hwy, Indiantown Cost: $60, all-inclusive To RSVP: Call (772) 797-1717 or visit them at their farm stand or any of their 3 Green Market locations (West Palm Beach, Stuart or the Gardens green market) MENU Drinks: Red &  White Italian Wine Tastings, Espresso and Cappuccino served by Oceana Coffee Food: Escarole & White Bean Soup | Sicilian Olive Oil Roasted Calabaza Squash | Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Butternut Puree 12 Year Old Balsamic Braised Beef | White Truffle Patty Pan Squash Risotto Green Salad | Roasted Calabaza and White Balsamic Vinaigrette Fresh-made Desserts | Gelato, Cannoli with Seasonal Fruit and Berry Melassa *menu subject to change based on availability of harvest* If you can’t make the dinner, be sure to check out Kai-Kai Farm’s series of chef tours, taking place now through...

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Chefs’ Dinner in Miami Highlights Sustainable Seafood

By Katherine Kallergis Along with Books & Books, longtime Miami chef Allen Susser and chef Sam Gorenstein teamed up in mid-June to host a sustainable seafood dinner at the Cafe at Books & Books. The duo served wahoo, tuna and mahi, all caught off Key Biscayne the day before, at the communal dinner at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Allen, a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Blue Ribbon Task Force, discussed the importance of sustainable fishing and seafood consumption throughout the five-course dinner, which began with fried pickles and salted mahi with fried green bananas – all paired with sustainable wines. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefitted the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, and The Fishing Experience, a program that works with South Florida’s youth to teach them about fishing. The Books & Books cafe hosts Susser’s vegetarian farm-to-table dinners, sourced from the adjacent farmers market, every Monday; this summer’s was the first sustainable seafood dinner. The dinner menu included grilled wahoo with oranges, olive oil, mint, lemon and peppers; pistachio-crusted mahi served with mangoes; and ceviche – served family-style at a communal table. Gorenstein, formerly of BLT Steak and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, is now co-founder, COO, and executive chef of My Ceviche, a casual dining cevicheria in Miami. The chef, along with Susser and “Captain Mike” were part...

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Looking for a Mother’s Day Idea? Give Mom a Culinary Tour

Here’s a tasty idea: Take Mom on a culinary tour somewhere she’s never been – or in her backyard. In the Spring Issue of Florida Food & Farm, read about several tours available in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Miami’s Little Havana and the Wynwood District – and over in Naples as well. Guests on these tours not only get a taste of a local area, but learn of its culture and what contributed to those foods, as well. Pick up a copy, or read the story here, in our digital version....

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Save the date: 2nd annual Florida Local Food Summit to be held in September

By Cassie Peters Last week, John Rife, owner and founder of East End Market, announced the dates for the second annual Florida Local Food Summit. The three-day event will be held Sept. 18-20, 2015, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Center in Gainesville Florida. The summit is organized by East End Market, Local Roots Farm-to Restaurant Distribution and Local Roots Farm Store, and Florida Organic Growers. If you’re interested in farming, food policy, and strengthening Florida’s food system, mark your calendar – this is an event you don’t want to miss. The Florida Local Food Summit will feature fantastic speakers, including local and national farm and...

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First Farm-to-Table Tour Launches in Broward November 15

Growing Broward will sponsor the inaugural Farm-to-Table Bus Tour Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, starting in Wilton Manors and culminating with a dinner on the farm at Eucalyptus Gardens.

Along with tours of four farms as well as an on-farm dinner made from the harvests, master farmer and co-founder of Growing Florida, Michael Madfish will speak on (…)

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