The industry level summit is Friday, September 9th and the tickets are $50 per person. This education and collaboration filled day, includes a delicious and thoughtful farm-to-table breakfast and lunch prepared by Chef Jessica Tantalo, Executive Chef of East End Market. The event is at East End Market, Redlight Redlight, Stardust Coffee & Video and throughout the Audubon Park Garden District.
At 6pm, Will Harris from White Oak Pastures is presenting his keynote speech for free and open to the public in the courtyard at East End Market. This year’s FLFS theme is Authenticity in our Food System, so this experienced leader in local food will be discussing collaborative systems that support transparency and community.
Chef Jessica Tantalo, Executive Chef of East End Market and Chef Matt Hinckley, Chef & Owner of Hinckley’s Fancy Meats will create an amazing locally grown “Feed with the Farmers BBQ” for $20 per plate (tickets available for pre-sale). There will be live music, craft beer deals and fun farm-to-table dishes for sale from the other East End merchants. Dinner is from 6pm-8pm or until the BBQ runs out.
Saturday September 10th, from 9am-5pm is the Florida Local Food Summit Community Education, filled with organic gardening and cooking workshops. The entire day is free and open to the public. The workshops are throughout the the Audubon Park Garden District.
Once you have tons of growing knowledge you can come to the Garden District Grower’s Festival at the East End Market and get all of the tools and supplies you need to start your fall garden. The event is organized by Gather & the organization that manages the Audubon Park Community Market, so you know it is going to be authentic and awesome! Come with your truck or your bike trailer so you can load up on plants galore!