2018 Eat Local Week - October 19-28!

Transition Sarasota’s Eat Local Week Returns for Eighth Straight Year! Get Ready!

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Eat Local WeekTransition Sarasota’s popular annual celebration of local food includes a mix of farm to table meals, tours of farms and food operations and educational events covering a range of topics, from permaculture and urban gardening to sustainable aquaculture.

The 10-day festival gets rolling on Friday, Oct. 19, with a keynote presentation by Koreen Brennan, a well-known teacher and practitioner of permaculture based in Brooksville, Florida. Permaculture is a system of ethical design that balances the needs of people and the environment to develop sustainable systems, especially in agriculture and local food economies.

On Saturday Oct. 20 we have the 3rd annual Big Mama’s Collard Green Fest, which challenges local chefs and cooks to create mouth-watering samples out of their best collard green recipes. Locals are encouraged to sample a mix of Cajun, Creole, Southern and Caribbean flavors, while also enjoying live music.

See upcoming Events below or on our Events page.

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Good times at our End-of-Gleaning / Solstice Celebration, June 2018! 

On June 21, 2018 we got together to celebrate the completion of another great Suncoast Gleaning Project season as well as the Summer Solstice! We had delicious food catered by Sharon Carr and brought by our awesome attendees. The kick-off for the 2018-19 season is planned for Monday, October 22. Sign up at the "join our mailing list" button on the right to stay informed! Click here to learn more about the Suncoast Gleaning Project.

This interview on WSRQ is a great "primer" on Transition Sarasota

 Listen to our interview on May 1, 2018 on WSRQ, SUncoast Morning, Kaylene McCaw with Janet Lewis

Listen to our interview on May 1, 2018 on WSRQ, SUncoast Morning, Kaylene McCaw with Janet Lewis

Do you know about our Suncoast Gleaning Project?

It's Amazing!

During the 2017/18 Suncoast Gleaning Project season alone, over 280 volunteers have harvested and donated over 30,000 pounds of fresh, local, organic produce to go to the needy! Since its inception in 2010, the Suncoast Gleaning Project has donated over 270,000 pounds of fresh produce! Read more about the Suncoast Gleaning Project Here.

That's something we can all support!

The project was recently highlighted in Edible Sarasota - Read it here!

Below - A collage of photos from our 2017/18 gleaning season.

Below- Photos From Our 2018 Eat Local Farm Tour! Click to Scroll Through

Below, a video of the Eat Local Farm Tour by Steve McAllister !

Below - OUr Bonfire/Potluck in February, 2018: Click to scroll through

Imagine...

living in a community that is walkable, bikeable, and busable. One where your food is healthy, fresh from a local farm or straight from your own garden. Where people know and look after each other. Where there is a network of local businesses that can thrive in any economy. Where our energy comes from clean, renewable sources. Where people are united by a common purpose and nature is protected to be enjoyed by all.
This is the vision of Transition Sarasota. Together, we can work to make it a REALITY.


Sustainability

Earthrise

Growing a more sustainable, just, and prosperous local food system.

Suncoast Gleaning Project

Harvesting surplus produce from local farms to benefit the food insecure in our community.

green movies that matter

Screenings of the most eye-opening documentary films you probably haven't seen yet.

Eat Local Week

We're already planning our 2018 Eat Local Week (October 19-28) - an annual, week-long celebration of the best of local food and farming. Watch for details!

Thank you for "Be(ing) The One"!