Eat Local Week events, Oct. 24-30
Youth Hydroponics Exhibit and Presentation: 4 p.m. Friday at McIntosh Middle School, 701 McIntosh Road, Sarasota.
Farm to Fork dinner: Ionie Raw Food Cafe, 1241 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Talking With Your Mouth Full: 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at Central Sarasota Farmers Market, Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road.
Fruit Tree Mini-Sale: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Sarasota Farmers Market, 1509 State St.
Fall Harvest Fest: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Geraldson Community Farm, 1401 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Local food, music, crafts, raffle, and farm fun. Fall-themed games and activities including a hay ride, face-painting, costume contest and a farm scavenger hunt. Music will be provided by Mountain Holler, Scone Train, and the Buffalo Wizards. From 3-4 p.m., Manatee Rare Fruit Council experts will lead free tours of their collection at Palma Sola Botanical Park next door. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be a "Conscious Movement Barn Dance."
Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: 10-11 a.m. Sunday. Bob Linde, clinical herbalist, leads tour of Pinecraft Park, 1420 Gilbert Ave., Sarasota, to explore the safe and easy to identify plants that can be used as both foods and medicine in homes.
Edible School Gardens Tour: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at various locations, including the gardens at Temple Beth Sholom, McIntosh Middle School, and Gocio Elementary School.
Wet, Wild, and Local Sustainable Seafood: 6:20-8 p.m. Sunday at Ringling College of Art and Design Academic Center Auditorium, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Karen Bell of the AP Bell Fish Co., Nina Powers of Sarasota County Sustainability and Tim Rumage, professor of environmental studies at Ringling College, will offer film and conversation on the topic of sustainable seafood.
Suncoast Gleaning Project Kick-Off: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday. Learn how to become involved in supporting local farms, local food banks, and the food insecure at 4180 47th St., Sarasota. Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project is entering its fifth season.
Farm to Fork at Beauty of Sprouts: 3-5 p.m. Monday, Taste local produce at 1474 Fruitville Road.
Farm to Fork at 5:30 - 9 p.m. Monday at Ortygia Sicilian Restaurant, 1418 13th St. W., Bradenton.
Rare Fruit Tree Collection Tour: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton.
Twelve Months of Local Fruit Harvest: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in The Great Room at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. In the local subtropical climate, fruit can harvested every month of the year.
Strengthening Our Local Foodshed: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday open-space discussion in the Ringling College of Art and Design Academic Center, Room 214/215, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Ninth annual Sustainable Communities Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Girl Scouts Event and Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.
FAB Family Day: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday at the Englewood Farmer's Market, 300 W. Dearborn St., celebrating the launch of Fresh Access Bucks. The market will be hosting free cooking demonstrations and providing free recipes.
Wild Edible Plant Walk: 9-11 a.m. Thursday with Green Deane of EatTheWeeds.com. Exploring Emerson Point Preserve.
Community Gardens Open House: 4-6 p.m. Thursday at seven locations in Sarasota County.
Chefs Move to Schools: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Phillippi Shores Elementary School, 4747 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. Program helps educate children about food and nutrition.
Source: Transitions Sarasota