Slow Food Tampa Bay is excited to welcome Pam Brandon, Katie Farmland and Heather McPherson, authors of Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans, for a discussion of the book and book signing beginning at noon on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Gateway Organic Farm, 600 150th Ave. N, Clearwater 33760. Educational opportunities and a local lunch are also being offered. Suggested donation is $8, and the cost for lunch is $10. To reserve your lunch, you must purchase a ticket in advance or in person at the Saturday Morning Market in Saint Petersburg beginning Feb. 23.
Noon-2:30 p.m. - Local Lunch and Education Opportunities
Box lunch featuring farm-fresh produce and other local ingredients. Prepared by Art Institute of Tampa Director Chef Michael Lynch and his Cook’s Club based on recipes from Field to Feast:
Half of a pulled pork banh-mi sandwich*
Tomato panzanella salad**
Rosemary-pecan short bread cookie
* double-sized panzanella salad can be substituted
** whole banh-mi sandwich can be substituted
Stop at one of the stations below and learn from Gateway owners Pamela and Hank Sindlinger and other experts:
Herb and produce growing practices
Childrens gardening project
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Pam, Katie and Heather tell the inside story of writing Field to Feast—and, of course, they’ll sign your copy!
Attend a presentation and discussion of the new book "Foodopoly" by Wenonah Hauter on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave, Tampa. Slow Food Tampa Bay is co-sponsoring the event. Members receive a discount on the book.
Curious about the farms around Tampa Bay? Check out gorgeous pics in Blu Magazine's feature "Farm to Table: A Guide to Organic and All Natural Farms and Markets in the Bay Area" of 3 Boys Farm, Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm, Providence Cattle Company, Pasture Prime Wagyu Beef and Gateway Organic Farm, owned by our very own founding board member and Florida Innovative Farmer of the Year Pamela Sindlinger! Plus photos from Jensen Bros. Seafood and Frenchy's Seafood Company. Our local food system is truly growing!
Slow Food Tampa Bay is developing a directory of the restaurants that, because of their contributions to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply of Tampa Bay, have been awarded the SFTB Snail of Approval.
Please complete a short nomination form between Jan. 17-27, 2013, and let us know which restaurants should be recognized. We'll post the results here. Check back to see if your favorites made the cut. We're also seeking volunteers for the Snail of Approval selection committee. Email email@example.com to get involved, or if you have questions on the Snail of Approval. Visit the Snail of Approval page for more info.
How can you tell a high-quality extra virgin pressed from olives grown in a particular zone from an industrially made oil of mediocre quality? Do you know how balsamic or red-wine vinegar is made?
Get the answers Thurs., Jan. 17 when Slow Food Tampa Bay hosts an Olive Oil and Vinegar Workshop and Guided Tasting at St. Pete's Kalamazoo Olive Oil Company. Learn about methods of making olive oil and traditional balsamic vinegar, how to spot fraudulent oils, culinary uses of oils and vinegars, and professional tasting methodology. Available for tasting are over 30 oils and vinegars, ranging from sweet to savory, from several world regions.
When: Thurs., Jan. 17, 6-8 pm
Where: Kalamazoo Olive Oil Company, 449 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Cost: $10 per person covers the program plus munchies and red or white wine.
Reservations are required—the store is small. Online reservations are closed. To hold your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend and pay at the door.
Note: Wear comfortable shoes. No seating will be available at this event.
Dine Tampa Bay is a yearly event where Tampa Bay restaurants put together special pre-fixe menus to encourage folks to come out and taste their delicious food. From now until August 17th you can get a multi course meal a local restaurant for a very reasonable price. Tons of local favorite are on the list! Let us know in he comments if you take advantage!
Gateway Organic Farm owners Pamela Sindlinger, founding Slow Food Tampa Bay board member, and her husband Hank received the Florida Innovative Farmer Award at the Small Farm and Alternative Enterprise Conference in July 2012 in Kissimmee. The certified organic farm in Clearwater has a CSA and provides fresh, local produce to area restaurants. They call their 3.19 acre farm a little piece of paradise! Congratulations!