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2011′s events and locations:
- 2011 Harvest Conference: A Local Food and Food Enterprise Summit with Keynote by Slow Money author and founder Woody Tasch. A conference focused on our local food economy and the farmers, food entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors that are fueling its rapid growth. Venue: Winter Park Garden Club (building is inside Mead Botanical Garden) 1300 South Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789-5636
- 2011 Winter Park Harvest Festival Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday November 19th from 7:00 pm – 10pm. Venue: Mead Botanical Gardens 1300 South Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789-5636 The Farm to Table Dinner will feature locally sourced and seasonally fresh foods prepared by some of Winter Park’s premiere chefs, as well as foot-stompin bluegrass music.
- Winter Park Harvest Festival and YMCA Family Fall Festival Sunday November 20th, 2011. Harvest Festival is 9am – 5pm (Kids Festival is 10-2 ) West Meadow of Central Park – 150 N. New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 and Central Park North. A day long event focused on celebrating Local Food and the Farmers, Chefs, Entrepreneurs and Non-Profits that bring the harvest of their fields to our tables. Below is a press release about the two day event if you want more information…
WINTER PARK, Fla.— This month, the second annual Winter Park Harvest Festival will fuel the growth of the Central Florida food economy and illustrate and clarify what it means to eat local.
In response to the popularity and success of last year’s inaugural festival, organizers have expanded this year’s festival to a two-day event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 in Winter Park.
On Saturday the 19th, local food advocates, food entrepreneurs and thoughtful local producers will gather for an all-day conference with keynote speaker Woody Tasch. From seminars on building community and learning from other successful ventures in slow food to discussions on starting a food business, the day’s eight sessions will cover a myriad of relevant, timely topics.
In the final session of the day, Woody Tasch, the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, will share the Slow Money philosophy, its investment strategies and his national perspective on the how to build a thriving local food economy.
On Saturday night the 19th, a farm-to-table dinner held at Mead Garden will feature locally sourced, seasonal foods prepared by chefs from the Ravenous Pig, Luma on Park, K Restaurant Wine Bar, Cuisiniers, Fatto in Casa, Spanish River Grill and Big Wheel Provisions. Sommelier-selected wines, a signature autumn cocktail and handcrafted locally brewed beer will accompany the delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Food suppliers will include Deep Creek Ranch, Waterkist Farms, Heart of Christmas Farm, Lake Meadow Naturals, Olde Hearth Bakery, Winter Park Dairy, and more. The beautiful outdoor setting of Mead Garden will provide a one-of-a-kind setting for the dinner.
Sunday’s festival will feature a 100% local, producer-only market offering everything needed to create a locally sourced Thanksgiving dinner, from autumn vegetables like sweet potatoes and cauliflower to eggs, cheese, breads, desserts and much more. The market will be held on the West Meadow of Winter Park’s Park Avenue. The day’s events will also include a mobile community garden; youth-focused games, crafts and gardening activities; live music; cooking demonstrations, and more.
The Winter Park Harvest Festival benefits Our Whole Community—a health initiative focused on producing intergenerational wholeness and healthy lifestyles in Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park—and is sponsored in part by the Winter Park Health Foundation and Florida Hospital.
Tickets to Saturday’s conference are $50. A box lunch is available for $10. Tickets can be purchased at www.winterparkharvestfestival.com/conference.
Tickets to the farm-to-table dinner Saturday night are $125 and can be purchased atwww.winterparkharvestfestival.com/farm-to-table.