SLOW FOOD GREATER SARASOTA is holding its 2nd annual Bradenton/Sarasota Food Day Celebration on October 28th from 10am-3:30pm at King Farm 4630 60th St. E (Caruso Rd.) Bradenton, Fl.
Enjoy a day of family farm activities, including a hayride, farm tour, corn harvesting, gardening workshops, flower harvesting, cooking demos and more. Local farmers and food producers will be offering samples and selling their products. A Farm-to-Fork lunch of fresh local ingredients will be served at 1:00PM. The lunch is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 10 are $10 and under 5 are free.
Make payments in advance at: www.wepay.com/events/fooddaysarasota.
Bring a blanket and/or a chair and relax under the wide oaks with your friends and family while you enjoy the local musicians and a delicious local meal. A $5 suggested donation is welcomed for the day’s activities. Proceeds will benefit Slow Food of Greater Sarasota and its Edible School Garden Fund. Food Day is being sponsored by Slow Food of Greater Sarasota, Zildjian Catering, King Farm, and Suncoast Food Alliance.
Local Chefs Alyson Zildjian and Mark Traugutt, along with John Matthews of Suncoast Food Alliance, will prepare an elaborate feast using freshly harvested produce and locally sourced meat. The menu includes Pulled pork, Chicken, Fresh Cornbread, Freshly Picked Garden Salad, Grilled Farm Vegetables, Black Eyed Peas, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, Florida Key Lime Tarts and the freshest picked corn on the cob you can imagine.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. It is about bringing communities together to begin a genuine conversation about the way we produce, consume, and think about food in this country. It is to promote safe, healthy foods and reduce junk food marketing aimed at children to reduce obesity and diet related diseases. It is about supporting sustainable family farms. The goal of Food Day is to start a movement to “EAT REAL” in communities across the country.