The first Farm2Fork Fest, a free event, is set for May 19 in Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami. The event’s goals include promoting organic farming and sustainable living. / Photos courtesy GMO-Free Florida

The inaugural Farm2Fork Fest, sponsored by GMO-Free Florida and MAM Miami, will promote organic farming and sustainable living. This free event is set for Saturday, May 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Miami’s Wynwood arts district.

“Living well begins with eating well, and eating well begins with how our food is grown,” says a press release issued by GMO-Free Florida.


Farm2Fork Fest is also partly a fundraiser for farmers affected by last September’s Hurricane Irma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event will combine “the magic of a street fair; the tastes and aromas of an organic farmers market; the pulse of live music; and the fun of hands-on classes, cooking demos, pop-up gardens and mind-expanding talks,” the release explains.

Although the event will be fun, it will have a serious side, too. Workshops will provide information about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and other issues, including how to protect pollinators and how to restore and regenerate the U.S. food and farming systems.

Other activities will include learning about seasonal planting, soil, permaculture and other topics at the on-site Farm School. And, of course, plenty of food vendors will be on hand.

Sponsorships, from $375 to $2,500, are available. For more information about sponsorships or Farm2Fork Fest, call 954-674-8956 or visit gmofreeflorida.org or www.gofundme.com/farm2forkfest.

For more information about MAM Miami, visit www.march-against-monsanto.com.