Greater Sarasota's Eat Local Week is an annual, week-long celebration of the best of local food and farming in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Each year, dozens of partners come together to offer dozens of events: farm and garden tours, farm-to-fork dinners, "reskilling" workshops, educational programs, hands-on activities, and more.
Our sixth annual Week will take place Saturday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 30th, 2016. This year's theme will be "Food Changes Everything," and will explore the interconnections between food and topics as diverse as water, energy, finance, biodiversity, soil fertility, culture, public policy, education, the economy, health, art, land use, and social justice.
If you are interested in participating in this year's events as an organizer or volunteer, email us at email@example.com or call (941) 408-3374. To view available sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Ready to celebrate local food once again? The fifth edition of Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week has been scheduled for Oct. 24-30.
The workshop's keynote speaker is Michael Shuman, a noted economist and author whose work has centered around how small, local businesses create more prosperity for cities and regions than global chains.
Transition Sarasota’s fourth annual Eat Local Week offers a tasty and hugely varied buffet of events for seven straight days starting this Friday,
Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week, October 24-30, will bring food issues to the forefront and will highlight the local farms and initiatives that are going on to help regain a more environmentally-friendly and human-friendly approach to obtaining food.
Eat Local Week organizers invited Colorado entrepreneur and author Woody Tasch to present the program's keynote speech on March 22 and explain to attendees how they can expand local food economy investments in Sarasota.
When Woody Tasch went on tour to promote his book, he had no idea his collection of musings on how to spark investment in local agriculture would turn into a movement.
Virginia farmer Joel Salatin calls it "an integrity local food tsunami." Transition Sarasota's Don Hall describes it as "a renaissance of local food and farming."