Newtown Nation in Sarasota is excited to host the second annual Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest. The Fest is a celebration of community and culture, with influence from Cajun, Creole, Southern and Caribbean styles. The legendary “big mama” represents the best-tasting family collard greens recipes, some dating back more than 100 years. In addition, chefs from major restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the Tampa Bay area will showcase their collard greens and specialty foods. Entertainment will be provided by Natural Vibes, a local reggae band, and other local performers. This is a free, family-friendly, no-alcohol event. Outside food or drinks are not allowed, but we do encourage families to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.
Vending and sponsorships are available to support the Newtown Farmer’s Market, a resource under Newtown Nation to benefit our underserved community.
Please pre-register for the event HERE.