UPCOMING EVENTS

Photo courtesy of Sarah Annay Photography

Photo courtesy of Sarah Annay Photography


SLOW FOOD AT THE MARKET (ST. AUGUSTINE)
Saturday, November 4 & 11, 2017 |   8 - 12 am|  St. Augustine Amphitheatre | Cost: FREE

Please join us at the St. Augustine Farmers Market! This will be the perfect opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Slow Food First Coast Tour de Farm. Our volunteers will be on-site with information about the farms you will be visiting, assistance with planning your best route, and selling car passes to the event. Our mission is to make it easy for everyone in our region to connect with local farms, chefs, and producers. We look forward to seeing you there! 
 

THE LOST SKILL OF BACKYARD CHICKEN KEEPING |  BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, November 14, 2017|  6 - 8 pm \  Cultivate, 2766 Park Street, Jacksonville |  Cost: $20
A chicken in every urban backyard? Cluck yeah! Come learn the lost skill of backyard chicken keeping with Genora Crain-Orth of River City Chicks, Inc. 


BAKE AND BREW
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 |  6 - 9 pm \  1740 Main St N, Jacksonville |  Cost: $35
Flour and Fig Bakehouse and Hyperion Brewing team up for an evening of hand-crafted beers paired with a tasting menu featuring locally-sourced and Slow Food Ark of Taste ingredients.
 

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT CONGAREE & PENN  | BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 |  6 - 8 pm \  Congaree and Penn Farm, 11830 Old Kings Rd,  Jacksonville  |  Cost: $30
Join the crew at Congaree and Penn for a Wine Down Wednesday in celebration of Tour de Farm. Guests are invited to wine and dine on charcuterie, Congaree and Penn jellies, and Congaree and Penn pecan oil. Mingle on the quonset hut patio, take a stroll through the farm, and enjoy a Slow fall evening. Must be 21+ to attend.
 

RIVERKEEPER OYSTER ROAST| BUY TICKETS
Friday, November 17, 2017|  7 pm\  Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville   |  Cost: $75 - 125
Chow down on delicious oysters and seafood from Fisherman’s Dock, tasty food from Biscotti’s, live music from Firewater Tent Revival, and an outstanding Silent Auction, in celebration of the St. Johns River and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.


COFFEE ROASTING DEMO|  BUY TICKETS
Saturday, November 18, 2017 |  10 am \  Bold Bean Coffee Roastery, 4815 Executive Park Ct. #101, Jacksonville  |  Cost: $20
Learn the fine art of roasting beans with the master roasters at Bold Bean Coffee. Demo includes a coffee cupping, tastings, and a 12 ounce bag of coffee beans to take home.


FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER
Saturday, November 18, 2017|  7 pm \  Bellwether Restaurant, 100 N Laura St Suite 100, Jacksonville |  Cost: $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Join the culinary team at Bellweather in Downtown Jacksonville for an unforgettable evening featuring a 4-course, seasonally-inspired dinner paired with cocktails, wine and beer.


GOSPEL BRUNCH|  BUY TICKETS
Sunday, November 19, 2017|  9:30 am - 11:30 am |  Eat Your Yard Jax, 8220 Moncrief Rd W, Jacksonville|  Cost: $50
Come enjoy a French-inspired buffet breakfast served up by Chef Scott Alters of Rue Saint Marc at Eat Your Yard Jax while being moved by Southern Americana music steeped in old time gospel tradition.


TOUR DE FARM | BUY A CAR PASS
Sunday, November 19, 2017|  Noon - 5 pm|  Various Locations|  Cost: $20 (Car Pass Required)

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know who grew it? Too often the frenetic pace of modern life estranges us from the hard work and natural processes by which food is brought to our table. In a world obsessed with speed, Slow Food challenges us to slow down and smell the rosemary (so to speak). Slow Food First Coast’s Tour de Farm offers people across Northeast Florida an opportunity to learn about our local food system. During the event, participants will see where food comes from, how it’s produced and meet the farmers whose hard work makes it all possible. They will also have the chance to sample delicious ‘farm to fork’ dishes prepared by local chefs and artisans. We welcome you to take part in our journey to strengthen the connection between local food, strong farms and healthy communities.