Transition 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 Eat Local Week will take place Monday, October 24th 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, sponsor, or volunteer, email us at email@example.com or call (941) 408-3374. Regular planning meetings will begin in May.
Ready to celebrate local food once again? The fifth edition of Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week has been scheduled for Oct. 24-30.
Transition Sarasota Executive Director Don Hall mentioned a simple and eminently doable idea: Let's raise $10,000 to commission a foodshed study by economist and author Michael Shuman.
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, Food Day, with exhibitions and presentations, farm-to-fork meals, a “foodtrepreneur showcase,” plant walks and a lot more.
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 regain a more environmentally-friendly and human-friendly approach to obtaining food.
For the past three years, greater Sarasota's Eat Local Week has been a celebration of fresh food and community and businesses in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Desoto counties.
The list of events includes a Know Your Farm Tour, as well as farm-to-fork dinners at Bradenton's Ortygia and King Family Farm. The week concludes with a Sarasota Harvest Ball next Friday night.
Since being featured in Michael Pollan's “Omnivore's Dilemma” and the documentary “Food, Inc.”, Joel Salatin has become one of the most recognizable faces in the battle for healthier, more sustainable and tastier American food.