Many thanks to Linda Saul Sena for forwarding the following. And, thank YOU for supporting our local restaurants and agricultural industry in assuring locallyMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2010View SourceMany thanks to Linda Saul Sena for forwarding the following. And, thank YOU for supporting our local restaurants and agricultural industry in assuring locally grown products are available for our use and consumption: Fresh foods taste better, and are healthier for us and our economy!----- Original Message -----Subject: FARM TO FORK! Discover what's growing in our own bakyard, "Fresh" film premiere and discussion w/ John Matthews of Suncoast Food Alliance 12/3
Farm to Fork
Discover what is growing in our own backyard!
Sunday January 3rd
1540 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Meet with like-minded Tampa Bay area chefs, restaurant owners and Suncoast Food Alliance owner John Matthews, for a screening of the movie "Fresh". Afterwards, discuss your own success at Farm to Fork menu planning. Find out what is available locally and how to get more locally grown products into your kitchen.
Movie to start at 7:30 pm.
Light fare and drinks will be served- email Anne at cafehey@... to RSVP!
"Farmers and food establishments have long desired the ability to work together, but the rigors of both businesses have limited their time to work together. That’s where the Suncoast Food Alliance comes in. As a marketing and distribution company of locally grown products, the Suncoast Food Alliance is bridging the divide to meet the local demand for fresh items." John Matthews
Currently, Suncoast Food Alliance services
Derek's Culinary CasualPolo Grill and BarPattigeorge'sMichael's on EastMattison's (3 locations)Bijou CafeRitz-Carlton-SarasotaLong Boat Key ClubHarry's KitchenLan'sSarabay CCCrow's NestPlymouth Harbor (assisted living home)Kobernick House (assisted living home)
Please feel free to pass this on to those in the food-service industry you think will be interested in attending, as well as any farmers you might be working with already. This is a partnership intended to benefit our cuisine, our clientèle, and our local farmers. The nights' discussion is open to anyone who wants to contribute.
"Fresh" celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among several main characters, "Fresh" features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
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