TEDx : Changing the Way We Eat

TEDx : Changing the Way We Eat

Jan 19

On this coming Saturday, January 21, Laura and I will be attending a free web conference at the Winter Park Welcome Center. We will be watching a live video feed from a TEDx conference in Manhattan called “Changing the Way We Eat.” The lineup of speakers is impressive and should prove to be both eye-opening and reassuring. Respect for food really is about changing the way we eat,...

Local Food Conference

Local Food Conference

Nov 19

Laura and I attended the first Winter Park Local Food Conference today. Actually, we volunteered for the entire thing, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Overall, the event was a huge success, though the day was overly packed with intense learning and brainstorming. If you were interested in going, but couldn’t make it, you’re in luck: We’ve been authorized to recap the highlights of the...

Winter Park Harvest Festival Conference

Winter Park Harvest Festival Conference

Nov 16

It’s almost upon us! The Harvest Festival Conference is an all-day event coming up this Saturday that will cover all sorts of topics to help producers, vendors and entrepreneurs play a larger role in the local agriculture scene. Laura and I will both be volunteering (two of only six volunteers!) all day, so if you’re there, please say, “Hi!” I’ll be the go-to...

Eat Local Week 2011

Eat Local Week 2011

Jul 23

Are you interested in eating local, but not in doing all the work required? Well, this November, Slow Food Orlando will make it easy for you, by hosting a week of local dining November 11-18, 2011. We’ll be reposting news from Slow Food Orlando as we get it, but you can also check it out for yourself at...

From Dirt to Dinner

From Dirt to Dinner

Jun 14

The Orange County Extension Center is hosting a six-week workshop called “From Dirt to Dinner,” covering topics such as soil composting, insects and pests, organics, container gardening, square foot gardening, safe food preservation, storage, nutrition and food preparation. I’d love to join, but it’s Friday mornings from 9am – noon. It’s a great opportunity to...

Organic Growers’ Meeting: Growing Blueberries

Organic Growers’ Meeting: Growing Blueberries

May 22

The Organic Growers’ Meeting on May 18 was a great success. The room was pretty well packed, the seats filled with attentive growers, all anxious to produce their own little patch of blueberry bliss. Ethos Vegan Kitchen provided some free pizza, and Our Vital Earth announced its new worm container, The Worm Cafe. (It’s basically a Can-O-Worms that is rectangular, with some other...

Farm to Fork Dinner

Farm to Fork Dinner

May 17

Last Thursday John and I attended the Osceola County Grown Farm to Fork Dinner. Amidst a sprawling green farm with cows, a garden and gorgeous house, was three long tables beautifully decorated and chairs for about a hundred. The dinner was delicious, and again like we say every time tasted even better because it was fresh, local and prepared with some serious love! Turns out the chefs, all from...

Osceola County Farm to Fork Dinner

Osceola County Farm to Fork Dinner

May 07

This Thursday, May 12, we will be gong to another farm to fork dinner hosted by Osceola County Grown, an organization dedicated to bringing small farmers of Osceola County together. Our first farm to fork dinner, where all the ingredients come fresh from the producers and are assembled by a local chef on-site, was at the Winter Park Harvest Festival. The cost was prohibitive for many, but the...