An impressive lineup of local farms, restaurants, and craft brewers will offer samples to Buzz attendees November 7 at The Straz
Tampa, Fla. (October 18, 2013) – The Sustany Foundation, Tampa Bay’s facilitator of promoting sustainability on a local level, announced today its list of participating local farms, restaurants, food trucks, craft beer makers and spirits companies that will offer complimentary samples at the locavore-themed 6th Annual Sustainable Buzz event on November 7 at 6 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts Downtown Tampa on the Riverwalk. This year’s “Farm to Table” theme will celebrate the most direct journey food can take to your table – from a farmer’s hands to yours.
“We are very excited about this year’s Buzz event, which celebrates the most direct journey food can take to your table – from a farmer’s hands to yours,” said David Reed, president of The Sustany Foundation. “Our list of stellar participating vendors truly represents this year’s theme as they are not only local, wonderful examples of farm to table, but they also incorporate sustainable practices into their operations.”
This year’s food vendors include:
• Alessi Bakeries
• Anise Global Gastro Bar
• Cheese Please
• Copperfish Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar
• Duckweed Urban Market
• Flying Pan
• Fruitwood Standup Market
• Gateau O Chocolat
• Grille 116
• Intelligent Gourmet
• Pizza Fusion
For the first time, local food trucks will participate in The Buzz. Generation Food Truck has helped organize three food trucks:
• Not Your Ordinary Food Truck
• PAO Food Truck
• Inside Scoop
Some of the farmers supplying locally sourced produce include:
• Farmer Dave with Uriah’s Urban Farms
• Geraldson Community Farm
• Suncoast Co-Op
• Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
The Sustainable Buzz isn’t just about food, but also features samples of wine, spirits and craft beer from local brewers and beverage companies. Beverage vendors this year include:
• American Harvest
• Brewers Tasting Room
• Coppertail Brewing
• Johnson Brothers
• Kane Vodka
• Special Hoperations
• Wine Studio
In addition to the new Farm to Table theme this year, The Sustany Foundation is also offering an exclusive VIP ticket package. VIPs will have an interactive experience with award-winning Mixologist Ro Patel, who creates specialty cocktails with fresh ingredients, a unique Tampa waterway e-boat ride, private indoor/outdoor lounge area, valet parking at the Straz, a special Sustany gift, opportunity to shop at the Buzz Market and take home a bag of fresh produce, Ro Patel’s cocktail recipe cards, butler service, and more.
Each year, The Sustainable Buzz celebrates sustainability in Tampa Bay by featuring the best of the Bay area’s quality of life including local food, drink and music on the riverfront. This year’s event of celebrating local food takes on a whole new meaning as local restaurants and farmers will team up to offer patrons food and drink samples made with locally sourced ingredients.
Visit www.sustany.org to purchase tickets for The Buzz. Tickets cost $35 per person or $60 per couple and VIP tickets will cost $150 per person or $250 per couple in advance. General admission tickets will be available at the door, but will cost $40 per person/$75 per couple.
For event information, contact Rachel Luis at Rachel@coreeventstampa.com or 813-428-0377.
The Sustany Foundation would like to thank our platinum sponsors Tampa Tank, Inc- Florida Structural Steel and The Tampa Tribune, gold sponsor Johnson Brothers of Florida, and silver sponsors Coppertail Brewing Co., LocalShops1, Shepard Capital Partners, and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. For sponsorship information, contact Jenna Civitello at email@example.com or 813-507-1111.
About The Sustany Foundation
The Sustany Foundation was founded in 2007 to improve the Bay area’s quality of life by promoting a culture of sustainability on a local level. Sustany encourages environmental and social responsibility by supporting individuals and organizations committed to stewardship and sustainability. The Sustany Foundation serves as a conduit between those who wish to contribute their time and/or assets to protecting and enhancing our quality of life and those who have effective plans and programs in development or underway that complement and advance sustainability.