Archive for the ‘Eating local’ Category

March 29th, 2011

Muriel’s Little River Kimchee

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 […]

February 17th, 2011

New Upper East Side Farmers Market Opens Saturday

A new farmers market is coming to the Upper East Side. The market opens this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 5th, 2010

South Miami Farmers Market Opens

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 the South […]

December 2nd, 2010

Farmers Markets Opening in Liberty City, South Miami, Homestead and Overtown

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, […]

November 8th, 2010

A Day at the Pinecrest Farmers Market

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 […]

November 4th, 2010

Pinecrest Gardens Market Opens Sunday

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. Pinecrest Gardens 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest 305.669.6990 Tweet

November 1st, 2010

Knaus Berry Farm, A Reason to Love November

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 […]

October 15th, 2010

Local Food in Miami: Think We’re Not Making Progress?

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.”

August 31st, 2010

Dinners in Paradise: The New Season

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 […]

August 25th, 2010

Consider Teena’s Pride CSA

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. […]

July 8th, 2010

For the Love of Mangos: A Visit to Fairchild Farm

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 […]

June 24th, 2010

A New CSA Comes to Miami: Little River Market Garden

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 […]

May 26th, 2010

Until next season … [Updated]

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 […]

March 25th, 2010

Roots in the City Farmers Market launches in Overtown

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 […]

March 17th, 2010

A bike tour of Redland farms

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 […]

March 14th, 2010

When life gives you goose eggs …

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 […]

March 8th, 2010

Meet Hani Khouri, local cheese maker, goat herder, food producer

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 […]

February 16th, 2010

Watch ‘The End of the Line’ at Sweat Records

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 […]

January 12th, 2010

Getting to know Dragon Tongue beans

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 […]

January 11th, 2010

Gables Market and other January food events (Updated)

I’m a little late with this month’s events but aside from Taste of the Grove, which I’m not a huge fan of, not much interesting seemed to be going on early in the month. The Coral Gables Farmers Market opens again this Saturday, January 16 across from City Hall (405 Biltmore Way). The market runs […]

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