October 17th – November 2nd
Eat Local Week is a special event featuring the best of Sarasota’s farm fresh food, complete with tastings, tours, and much more!
The History Behind Eat Local Week
Transition Sarasota’s goal is to “create food and economic security by supporting local, sustainable sources.” – which they achieve through many ways, including Eat Local Week. This year marks the 9th annual event, themed “Exploring Food Waste”.
They aim to provide a different perspective on eating consciously, and do so in a fresh and delicious way!
Don’t miss these exciting attractions:
Ortygia Restaurant, famed for ‘Zero Waste’ dinner, makes their return with more delectable treats in store. Make sure to register early for this one-of-a-kind experience!
Newtown Farmer’s Market is a highlight of Eat Local Week, hosting the popular Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest. Featuring a variety of seasoned professional and local chefs, you don’t want to miss this unique extravaganza!
Green Path Veteran’s Farm
Green Path Veteran’s Farm returns with their yearly fundraiser farm-to-table dinner. This organization is an outspoken supporter of Operation Eco Vets. Enjoy a delicious, farm-fresh meal while learning about their great cause!
Eat Local Week’s Freshest Events
A first-time event, you can learn to preserve your fresh food in “Canning 101” at Sunshine Canning.
Test Your Green Thumb
Are you interested in plants and their qualities? Take a guided stroll and learn all about medicinal and edible plants!
Take a tour at All Faiths Food Banks and learn about their partnerships, recycling efforts, and more.
Don’t forget to check out Lucky’s Market, that hosts a local vendor fair with delicious tastings and great tips for conservation!
Lastly, visit Transition Sarasota’s website, where you can see the entire calendar of events with details. Most of the events do require advance registration, though a few allow drop ins. Make the most of your vacation and start planning your Eat Local Week now!