Farm Tour

Diane Cordeau, center, leads a group on a tour of Kai-Kai Farm in Indiantown. The farm, in cooperation with Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast, is hosting the Slow Food Florida State Conference on Oct. 27. Cordeau and her husband, Carl Frost, own the farm. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

The Slow Food Florida State Conference is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Kai-Kai Farm in Indiantown. The event, organized by Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast, will be held at 8006 SW Kanner Highway, Indiantown.

Slow Food Florida members may invite interested parties who do not belong to the organization.


This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other Slow Food members and leaders from around the state. Guests will include Slow Food State Gov. Richard Stepp.

At the conference, Slow Food Florida members will explore,  through round-table discussions, new concepts for chapters. The lineup of speakers will address timely issues and share original solutions from both the local and national perspectives.

A guided farm tour will be available. Two meals will be offered, both prepared by Slow Food chefs. Lunch costs $20, supper $50; and must be prepaid. The link for meal tickets is www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-food-florida-state-conference-tickets-49693209728. Ticket sales end Oct. 9.

Conference Schedule

8:30 to 9 a.m.: coffee, tea and breakfast breads.
9 to 10 a.m.: Florida Slow Food State Gov. Richard Stepp will share information from Slow Food Nations and Terra Madre, in addition to his vision for state chapters.
For Slow Food Leaders only, 10 to noon: round-table discussion focusing on issues, opportunities and goals for Florida chapters.
Noon to 1:30 p.m.: a buffet lunch featuring Kai-Kai vegetables; $20.
1:30 to 5 p.m.: three panel discussions (animal, vegetable, chef) focusing on Florida’s food supply. Panels will include food producers and growers from all active chapter areas and address current issues, with national and local perspectives.
5 p.m.: guided tour of Kai-Kai Farm, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. ($50).

For more information on the conference, call Sheryl Paul, chairwoman of Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast, at 772-359-0899.

For more information about Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast, visit www.slowfoodgtc.org.