Archive for the ‘Eating local’ Category
One of the things I wish I would’ve done before leaving Miami is go to a Dinner in Paradise at Paradise Farms. Not only are these dinners held in a beautiful setting but they are prepared by some of Miami’s best chefs using ingredients from the farm. The dinners for the upcoming season were announced [...]
On Sunday afternoon, I joined some 25 people at Muriel Olivares’s Little River Market Garden to learn how to make kimchee. Sitting in the perfect shade of her mango tree, we watched as Muriel made a huge batch of this popular Korean dish made by fermenting vegetables and chilies.
Before starting Muriel warned that the way [...]
A new farmers market is coming to the Upper East Side. The market opens this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The South Miami Farmers’ Market launched this weekend across from the South Miami City Hall. The market is organized by Earth Learning and Green South Miami. It is small but it has quality vendors that make a visit worthwhile for those who live in the area. The market is also walking distance from [...]
Starting today, four farmers’ markets – three of them new – will open around Miami. One every other day until December 8. The four markets will sell produce grown locally or around the state and some of them will sell Florida meat and eggs. The opening of these markets, some of them in under-served communities, [...]
The Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market opened yesterday and already it seems better than last year. This year the tents were moved to another part of the Pinecrest Gardens parking lot closer to where visitors enter the gardens. The space seems a little smaller but the move freed up more space for parking. When I arrived [...]
Just a little reminder that the Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market returns this Sunday, November 7. The market will run every Sunday through May 28, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can count on Redland Organics being there. Stay tuned for market finds next week.
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
November is here. While most of the country bids farewell to farmers markets and extols the beauty of leaves turning orange, we in South Florida celebrate that temperatures are starting to drop to the low 80s and farmers markets are about to come back for the season. We also anticipate November for the return of [...]
On a Monday morning last July, a group of 100, maybe 150, people gathered in a room at Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus for the first Greater Everglades Community Food Summit. “This gathering is a historic occasion,” conference organizer Mario Yañez said in his opening. “It marks the beginning of a true local food movement.”
I was down in Homestead again today visiting Gabriele Marewski at Paradise Farms. This was my first time visiting Gabriele’s organic farm and, wow, it is beautiful. She designed it with the help of architect Robert Barnes and artist Richard Medlock based on feng shui and sacred geometry principles. Taking a stroll in those peaceful [...]
Last week I visited a few farms in Homestead for a story I’m working on for Edible South Florida. Among them was Teena Borek’s farm, Teena’s Pride. I had the opportunity earlier this year to visit the farm during the Slow Food Miami Bike Tour. At that time, the greenhouses were filled with beautiful produce. [...]
I couldn’t tell you what type of mango I grew up eating. In fact, until I arrived in South Florida I wasn’t aware of the immense variety of mangos that exist and that are grown – albeit not commercially – right here at the Fairchild Farm in Homestead.
Formerly known as Williams Grove, Fairchild Farm is [...]
Good news for Miami locavores. Farmer Muriel Olivares, who interned at Bee Heaven Farm in Homestead, has started her own vegetable and cut flower garden in Miami. The Little River Market Garden will offer a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and sell its produce at farmers markets come the fall.
Muriel will grow about 30 [...]
This Sunday, May 30, marks the last day of the Pinecrest Farmers Market at Pinecrest Gardens. I know some vendors may not be there anymore but if you have a chance stop by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Sunday for a last visit until next season.
The Roots in the City market is also [...]
Yesterday I stopped by the opening of the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown. A collaboration between the Wholesome Wave Foundation, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, the Human Services Coalition and Roots in the City, the market aims to make fresh, nutritional food accessible by making it affordable.
As a pilot for the Wholesome [...]
Before last Saturday, I can’t remember the last time I rode a bike. I know people say that’s one of the things you never forget how to do and indeed I hadn’t forgotten. But what I had forgotten was the joy of riding, especially along quiet roads on a beautiful morning like Saturday’s.
What got me [...]
I brought a goose egg home with me today. A find from Hani Khouri’s stand at the Pinecrest Farmers Market.
I had heard about the eggs recently from chef Michael Schwartz, but I wasn’t expecting to find them at the market. Next to the tiny chicken egg, the goose egg looks majestic. I first looked [...]
When we arrived at Hani Khouri’s home in Redland on Sunday, only 12 hours had passed since one of his goats, Maria, gave birth to two babies. Nearby, three baby goats napped inside a plastic igloo warmed by a heat lamp. The three – Nelly, Clark Gable and Errol Flynn – were born six days [...]
Sweat Records will host the South Florida premiere of ‘The End of the Line,’ a documentary that explores the effects of overfishing, on Monday.
“Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing [...]
I’m not going to lie. It was the purple flecks. That’s what got me to buy these beans, known as Dragon Tongue or Dragon Langerie. The beans’ beautiful dappled exterior makes them hard to ignore as they sit among monochromatic green and yellow beans on the market stand.
As I paid for a bag at the [...]