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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

June 9th, 2010

On Buying Olive Oil

So the Spanish olive oils I tasted in Toronto were great, but as far as I know, the specific ones I tasted are not sold here (though I did see a Pagos de Baldio olive oil listed on the Delicias de España website). That’s fine; there are plenty of good olive oils from major producing […]

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 […]

December 7th, 2009

Opening day at the Pinecrest Farmers Market

On Sunday morning, I woke up, got ready and took off to the Pinecrest Farmers Market. It was opening day and I wanted to visit the market at its new location (it was formerly held at Gardners Market). As I drove along Red Road to the old Parrot Jungle, I hoped and I wished that […]

November 17th, 2009

South Florida Seasonal Farmers Markets ’09-’10

Each year, optimistic, many of us visit the seasonal markets that start popping up in South Florida hoping to find a gem or two — often to our disappointment. Still, we have to work with what we have. Read on for a list of this season’s markets that I’ve started compiling.

November 11th, 2009

Now open for the season: Knaus Berry Farm

It’s time for strawberry milkshakes and warm, fluffy cinnamon rolls: Knaus Berry Farm opened for the season yesterday. For those of you who haven’t been there, Knaus Berry Farm sells the most delicious cinnamon rolls, fruit shakes and produce from mid-November through April. The farm is run by the Knaus family. The drive down for […]

November 7th, 2009

It’s beer, believe it or not

I like beer. I like beer a lot. So I was thrilled when Sam Adams invited me to a beer-pairing dinner at Michy’s*. The dinner was to showcase their 2009 Utopias extreme beer, which hits South Florida shelves as early as next week, but we also sampled their winter line of beers. Utopias are part […]

September 21st, 2009

Cupcake store coming to downtown

The girls from 2 Girls and a Cupcake are setting up shop in Downtown Miami and they’re opening up their storefront to the public with a 24-hour cupcake-a-thon that kicks off at midnight on Friday, Sep. 25. Cupcakes will be going for $1.99 each and proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation. I met Eileen […]

July 21st, 2009

Bar bites at Area 31

I first noticed Area31 about three months ago when I attended a work function at the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. I bought one drink at the bar and truthfully didn’t think much about the place after that. Until some weeks later, when prompted by a tweet from the restaurant’s chef, John Critchley, I dragged […]

May 23rd, 2009

Rain or shine, Robert is Here

Dark skies didn’t deter D and I from taking a mini-excursion to Homestead this afternoon. I wanted to see if a visit to Robert is Here would give me some ideas for a locally inspired pie. This fruit stand, which has been around since 1960, carries an array of tropical fruit, numerous jellies, marinades and […]

January 17th, 2009

It’s market time in Coral Gables

The Coral Gables Farmers Market in front of City Hall kicks off today and will run every Saturday through March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A gardening demonstration will be held each market day at 9 a.m. and at 10 a.m a cooking demonstration with local chefs. See pictures from my visit last […]

December 11th, 2008

Save on SoBe Wine & Food tickets

Still looking for Christmas gifts? Tickets for the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival will have a 10% off holiday discount starting tomorrow, December 12 through next Friday, December 19. Take advantage of the savings — the tickets don’t come cheap. For a full schedule of events, go here. Also, take a peek at […]

February 11th, 2008

Colombian candy

One of my favorite lunch spots, La Moon Restaurant on 8th Street, opened a small store of Colombian goodies adjacent to the restaurant last week. It’s not too hard to find Colombian foods in Miami; many Publixes actually carry a good selection of it, but somehow it’s always exciting to find more. Aside from the […]

January 27th, 2008

South Florida Farmers Market

I hit yet another market this weekend. It was a gloomy morning to be outdoors but that didn’t seem to deter the many visitors to the South Florida Farmers Market at Gardner’s Market in Pinecrest. The produce got a little wet but vendors and buyers alike were still out there enjoying themselves. I first stopped […]

January 19th, 2008

Coral Gables Farmers Market

Today we headed to the Coral Gables Farmers Market. It’s not that I’ve been on some sort of farmers market rampage. Or maybe I have. In reality, I’m just trying to learn more about our local food and what’s available to us. I was also there to meet Miami’s Slow Food convivium leader and to […]

January 12th, 2008

Upper East Side Green Market

Right after D and I picked up this week’s CSA box, we headed to the Upper East Side Green Market that started today at Legion Memorial Park on Biscayne and 64th.

January 11th, 2008

Two markets to try this weekend

A lot of Miamians seem to be on the look-out for good farmers markets. Here are two to try starting this weekend. – The Upper East Side Green Market opens Saturday, January 12, at 9 a.m. in front of Legion Park (6447 NE 7th Avenue)[via Critical Miami]. – The South Florida Farmer’s Market (featuring produce […]

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