Miami, FL (October 20, 2011)—Slow Food Miami is supporting the growing urban farm culture with the upcoming ‘Grow Your Dinner’ Event hosted by Green Railroad Organic Workshop. At the dinner, which will take place at the Workshop’s urban farm on Saturday, November 12th at 5 p.m., Thi Squire, GROW’s Director of Education, will treat guests to a fresh Vietnamese dinner made with herbs grown on-site, in addition to an exclusive tour of the thriving urban farm.
As part of its mission to support local, clean, fair, food, Slow Food Miami partners with local organizations to highlight chefs and farms who are preparing and producing food that is local and sustainable. GROW, with its 2.5 acre farm situated between industrial warehouses near Miami International Airport, demonstrates the potential of reclaimed land for use in urban farming and providing agriculture-based job opportunities. During the evening’s farm tour, guests will be able to harvest their own herbs and micro-greens while learning how to prepare authentic Vietnamese food.
Thi Squire, the evening’s chef and hostess says, “We are excited to partner with Slow Food Miami for this Vietnamese dinner at our farm. Its mission is very similar to our own: impart knowledge of and insights into farming and food cultivation so as to ensure generations to come have a better understanding of the work, passion and skill that go into America’s food culture. And what better way to do that than with an amazing dinner on a farm?”
“Through our Edible Garden program, we seek to provide educational opportunities to local students about growing healthy food,” says Renee Frigo Graeff, President of Slow Food Miami. “GROW’s mission to incorporate similar lessons with a classroom curriculum in schools and universities is a perfect fit for us and we are thrilled to host this event with them.”
The evening’s menu will include traditional Phở soup with Vietnamese basil, Pomelo Salad with local spiny lobster, and local garden rolls that guests will make themselves using locally grown herbs, vegetables, beef and lemongrass chicken wrapped in la-lot leaves. Local craft beer courtesy of Titanic Brewery and a crisp white wine (name of supplier here) will be paired with this Vietnamese dinner.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/205682.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden program.
Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA and the International Slow Food Association. Slow Food Miami embraces local growers and artisan food makers who use sustainable methods, pay fair wages and respect our environment. The Miami Chapter of Slow Food celebrates our South Florida local tropical fruits and seafood and focuses on promoting healthy childhood eating habits by installing edible gardens in local schools and communities. For more information go to www.slowfoodmiami.org.
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