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Admin - Tue Sep 16, 2014 @ 02:38PM
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This website will be shut down Oct.1 2014 and the new link to the new Slowfood Tampa Bay website will be posted on this page. Stay tuned for the next update. The email shall remain the same during and after the transition.

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Admin - Mon May 19, 2014 @ 04:53PM
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Enjoy a wonderful night at the Art Institute of Tampa celebrating the Slow Food Movement that will feature local providers that include Sweetwater CSA, Urban Oasis Hydroponics, Gateway Organic Farms, Providence Cattle Company, and Southern Seafood. Our menu will include Grass Fed Beef, Red Grouper, Farm Fresh Produce, Brisket and a Seasonal Dessert. The event will start at 6:30 pm with a presentation from our guest speakers and dinner will be served immediately following. Please RSVP for tickets and for any information at slowfoodtampabay@gmail.com.  

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Admin - Thu May 15, 2014 @ 11:21AM
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Hello Tampa Foodies!

Please join us for a general membership meeting on Monday May19th - hosted by acting co-chair Chef Michael Lynch of The Art Institute of Tampa. The meeting will be held in the dining room on the 2nd floor. We ask that you bring your friends who enjoy the SLOW life and are willing to move this snail along - help us spread the word about good, clean, fair food.

Directions:
Coming from Pinellas Cty
Take I-275 across the Howard Franklin.
Exit on to North Dale Mabry Highway/ FL-600/ US-92.
Turn right onto West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/ FL-574.
Turn left onto North Himes Avenue.
On the right will be AI, entrance around at the front of the complex facing the Bucs Stadium
- The Art Institute of Tampa is located at:
4401 N. Himes Ave., Suite 150
Tampa, Florida 33614
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Gail Eggeman - Thu Oct 24, 2013 @ 02:39PM
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Slow Food Garden Tour November 16, 2013

See below for a list of participating gardens in St. Petersburg...

 

Slow Food Tampa Bay Farm to Fork November 23, 2013

Slow Food is partnering with the student's Cook Club at the Art Institute in Tampa on November 23, 2013. Menu and more information coming soon.

 

 

Slow Food Garden Tour – St. Petersburg, FL

We hope to inspire and motivate home gardeners or help new gardeners find a garden home. The Community Gardens are accepting volunteers and share their knowledge. If you are thinking about gardening you might want to choose a garden to volunteer.

 

FCC Community Garden

Open 9am-11am

116 Hampton Avenue N, off of First Street

 

This garden has 38 4’X10’ plots with produce from 9 of those plots going to Benevolent Giving. This year they added a Hydroponic Table with produce going to the Senior Sharing Program.

 

From their 9 plots they deliver produce to the Sunshine Center on the 2nd Friday and Enoch Davis on the 4th Friday of each month.  They are looking for other community gardens to share produce with them.  Last year they harvested and delivered 650 lbs of produce.

 

If you are interested in sharing fruits and vegetables with the FCC Garden program contact Annette @ 1stgrowwithus@gmail.com

 

A beautiful and inspiring garden they have a waiting list for the other plots and they would love to add you to that list.

 

 

Baron Home

Open 9am-11am

Back/front yard garden

2401 Covina Way South

Open 9am-12pm

 

Carol graduated with a zoology degree and must have a Phd in gardening by now. She has been gardening for 35 years using biodynamic  gardening techniques.  Her permaculture garden was installed almost three years ago and looks like it has been there for quite some time. Fruit trees and vegetables.

Her front yard is a Permaculture Permablitz garden completed in 1 day by 40 people.  Gaia’s Guardians, the local permaculture guild gardeners gather and bring it altogether in one day.

Come be amazed at what grows in Florida.

 

EXTRA DIRECTIONS to 2401 Covina Way – from 54th Av S go to 22nd Street S, go North -22nd Street becomes Columbus Way S. Continue forward on Columbus through 2 four way stop signs. At the second stop sign (Caesar Way) count four streets on the right ( Desoto, Calexico, Coronado, then Covina) Turn right on Covina. The house is 2/3s of the way up the block on the left.   Or put the address in a GPS or smart phone – my recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

Jebens and Brown Home

Back/front yard garden

735 38th Avenue NE

Open 9am-1pm

 

Sharon and Neil are long time gardeners and part of their garden was generated through a Permablitz through the local Permaculture group. The front yard is a permaculture food forest with native plants interspersed. The back yard is a miture of natives along with perennial and annual food plants. The garden is only 3 years old – go and be surprised by the lushness. This could be your backyard!

 

 

 

Lakewood Elementary Garden

School Yard Garden

4151 6th Street South

Open 9am-1:00pm

 

 

Sanderlin IB World School Garden

School Yard Garden

2350 22nd Avenue South

Open 9am-1:00pm

These two gardens are two of four school gardens started by the Edible Peace Patch.  The Edible Peach Patch has been offering academic support in schoolyard edible gardens since 2009, beginning at Lakewood Elementary. The second garden was installed in 2012 at Sanderlin IB World School. Two more gardens went in at Maximo Elementary and Campbell Park Elementary.  The gardens ulilize a modified hugelkulture design. This is a water cachement system created by digging ¾ foot deep beds lined at the bottom and filled with organic materials to hold moisture.

 

Each year the Edible Peace Patch places 30-50 college aged volunteers in the gardens working with the elementary students. Every year the students and families celebrate a harvest festival.  They have found young students eat what they have grown a novel way to introduce vegetables into a family diet.

 

EXTRA DIRECTIONS

Lakewood Elementary – Park on 7th Street South along the fence line by the garden. The back gate will be open.

 

Sanderlin Elementary – Enter the side lot (23rd Street South), next to the garden. Gate near the school will be open.

 

Look at www.peacepatch.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Faith House Garden

Permaculture Garden operated on behalf of the Faith House Residential Facility

310 15th Street North

Open 12pm-2pm

The Faith House Garden has been maturing for five years. It has been a labor of love for the Gaia’s Guardians and has hosted gardening classes and events on the property.  The produce grown on the property is used in the kitchen of the Faith House  -  transitional housing for recovering addicts. The garden is on two lots and also has a large chicken coop and a rabbit hutch.

They would appreciate volunteers in exchange for hands on learning – contact bbilodeau40@gmail.com Learning from these gardeners would be valuable.

 

 

Herbs and Spices Community Garden

First Avenue N between 4th and 5th Streets

Adjacent to the Open Air Post Office

Drive by

 

Currently this garden is under development by  Assisted Living Community Gardens, Inc. In addition to the raised bed gardens they are hoping to install a hydrotable garden and a photovoltaic growing system to accommodate a greater variety of herbs, spices, and edible plants per square foot of the garden.  This would be a quick drive by. Contact lasoeur55@hotmail.com for more information.

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Gail Eggeman - Thu Oct 17, 2013 @ 04:58PM
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On Thursday, Oct. 24, in celebration of National Food Day (http://www.foodday.org/), there will be a special, free screening of the Truck Farm documentary followed by a Q&A session and a chance to check out Tampa’s Truck Farm (http://truckfarmtampa.com/)

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, a founding partner of the Truck Farm Tampa Cultivate Tour, is donating a limited amount of food (no beverages provided) that will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. at Juniper Poplar Hall.

 

The 45-minute movie will be shown at 7 p.m. and representatives of Truck Farm will host a Q&A immediately following the screening.

 

As part of the 2013 Chipotle Truck Farm Tour, the truck will be parked in the lot outside of Juniper Poplar Hall that evening.

 

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

 

“Truck Farm” is a movie about how the mobile farming movement began in Brooklyn, N.Y. Truck Farm Tampa is operated by Fit Kids Playground. Marisa Langford, founder of Fit Kids Playground, a health and wellness resource based in Tampa, discovered Truck Farm Chicago during the summer of 2011 and got the idea to bring the concept to Tampa.

Please join Slow Food Tampa Bay, Edible Tampa Bay and Truck Farm Tampa in this celebration and observation of the 2013 Food Day.

 

Where: Juniper Poplar Hall 1319 at the USF - Tampa Campus (4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620)

 

 The hall is located between Magnolia Drive and Beard Drive.

             http://www.housing.usf.edu/options/suite/poplar/ 

 
 
 

 

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Gail Eggeman - Mon Oct 07, 2013 @ 08:57AM
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Slow Food Tampa Bay Invites You to Attend the Oct. 14 Slow the Fork Down Potluck Dinner & General Meeting

Dine with us the 2nd Monday of each month at the High Point Neighborhood Family Center. We want to revive the tradition of eating together and sharing our stories.

This will be a potluck dinner so please bring a dish for your family and enough to share. We suggest you bring your own table service as well to keep cost to a minimum and to encourage a sustainable approach to our gathering.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meal to be served at 7 p.m. Please bring your recipe or a notecard with ingredients for our friends who are on special diets or are vegetarian,vegan, gluten sensitive etc. will be able to dine as well. Good, clean, fair foods that are locally sourced and sustainably produced are welcome. 

The High Point Neighborhood Family Center, 5812 150th Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33760, is centrally located in Pinellas County off of Ulmerton Road, on the corner of 58th Street and 150th Avenue North.

It is across the street from High Point Elementary School. The 58th Street stoplight is on Ulmerton just west of 49th Street, at the entrance to the ICOT business complex and St. Pete College EpiCenter.  Follow 58th Street north to the next light. The center is on the corner at 150th Avenue N.  http://www.highpointfamilycenter.org/home 

High Point Neighborhood

Family Center
5812 150th Avenue North 
Clearwater, FL 33760
Telephone: (727) 533-0730"

 

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Gail Eggeman - Wed Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:18AM
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Call for Entrees* 

 

* No, that’s not a typo. We’re looking for entrees, prix fixe menus, soups, salads, appetizers or desserts. The idea is anything food-related that is currently ripe, locally sourced and sustainably produced.

 

Join Slow Food Tampa Bay in a celebration and observation of National Food Day, Oct. 24, 2013.

 

Have a dish, prix fixe menu, special soup, salad or appetizer that highlights seasonal, locally sourced, sustainable ingredients? 

 

Slow Food Tampa Bay and Edible Tampa Bay want to support your participation in National Food Day.

 

All we ask for is your participation and information! We’ll promote special events, special dishes or special menus offered on National Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food. There is no cost but we need details and have a deadline! 

 

Name of restaurant:

 

Address/web site/phone number:

 

Name/title of chef:

 

What are you offering (single dish, prix fixe menu, host an event)?

 

Available only Oct. 24 or from/until?

 

You may also submit a jpeg image of the featured item for use on web sites and social media. The sooner we get your information, the sooner we can get the word out. Announcements will begin the first week of October. Return completed form to: slowfoodtb@gmail.com.

 
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Gail Eggeman - Fri Sep 20, 2013 @ 08:31AM
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Learn more about the worldwide Slow Food movement and find out how to become a member of the Slow Food Tampa Bay Chapter at two upcoming organizational meetings.

 

The Tampa meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Art Institute of Tampa located at Parkside at Tampa Bay Park, 4401 N. Himes Ave., Suite 150, in the Tutored Chef dining room located on the second floor.

 

Parking is free.  Please note the restaurant does not serve food on Tuesdays (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/tampa/news-and-events/the-tutored-chef-restaurant-offers-fresh-food-at-friendly-prices-13502810.aspx).

 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. There will be brief presentations as well as opportunities to ask questions and volunteer to help with membership, committees or programs. There is no cost to attend the meeting but RSVPs are requested. Anyone attending is asked to provide their name and an email address to slowfoodtb@gmail.com.

 

For updates check the website at http://www.slowfoodtampabay.org/blog. Or connect through Facebook by searching for https://www.facebook.com/slowfoodtampabay.

 

Slow Food Tampa Bay, a chapter of Slow Food USA, is a non-profit, membership-based organization that supports “good clean food and raising awareness of how food choices affect our community and the world.”

 

Anyone interested in getting involved in this cause at a local level is welcome to attend the upcoming organizational meetings.

 
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Gail Eggeman - Mon Sep 09, 2013 @ 03:12PM
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SLOW FOOD TAMPA BAY ANNOUNCES FIRST FALL MEETINGS 

 

Public invited to learn about membership, volunteer opportunities and upcoming special events, programs and projects presented by the Tampa Bay Chapter

 

St. Petersburg, FL (Sept. 11, 2013) - Learn more about the worldwide Slow Food movement and find out how to become a member of the Slow Food Tampa Bay Chapter at two upcoming organizational meetings.

 

Both meetings are open to the public. The first meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Education and Conference Center at All Children’s Hospital (701 4th Street South, 

St. Petersburg, Florida 33701) south of downtown St. Petersburg. Parking is available in behind the building off of 4th Street. Turn west on 8th Avenue to the right (http://www.allkids.org/body.cfm?id=357).

 

The Tampa meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Art Institute of Tampa located at Parkside at Tampa Bay Park, 4401 N. Himes Ave., Suite 150, in the Tutored Chef dining room located on the second floor. Surface parking is available and is free.  Please note the restaurant does not serve food on Tuesdays (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/tampa/news-and-events/the-tutored-chef-restaurant-offers-fresh-food-at-friendly-prices-13502810.aspx).

 

Doors for both meetings will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. There will be brief presentations as well as opportunities to ask questions and volunteer to help with membership, committees or programs. There is no cost to attend the meeting but RSVPs are requested. Anyone attending is asked to provide their name and an email address to slowfoodtb@gmail.com.

 

For updates check the website at http://www.slowfoodtampabay.org/blog. Or connect through Facebook by searching for https://www.facebook.com/slowfoodtampabay.

 

Slow Food Tampa Bay, a chapter of Slow Food USA, is a non-profit, membership-based organization that supports “good clean food and raising awareness of how food choices affect our community and the world.”

 

Anyone interested in getting involved in this cause at a local level is welcome to attend the upcoming organizational meetings.

 

Fall is the perfect time to re-energize the local chapter and get everyone already involved reinvigorated and recommitted to this great cause while also connecting with others who may want to help build awareness and increase support for the Slow Food movement.

 

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement that combines the pleasure of eating with the commitment to supporting locally-sourced foods that are produced using environmentally friendly practices.

 

 

 

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Admin - Mon Feb 18, 2013 @ 12:18PM
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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**
Seasonal fruit
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

Bee keeping

Raising chickens

Worm farming

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!

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