Transition Sarasota Announces 10th Annual Eat Local Week
Contact Name: Rebecca Brey
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Contact Phone Number: 9202863070
SARASOTA, FL--- Eat Local Week, organized by Transition Sarasota, is back for its tenth annual installment and will be held March 14 - 21, 2021. The Annual Eat Local Week celebrates the rich local food environment of Sarasota and Manatee counties. It has a growing roster of businesses, nonprofit partners and a diverse selection of independently organized events stretching from Englewood to Bradenton. The festival routinely draws thousands of attendees with its unique mix of fun food tastings, inspiring presentations, and behind-the-scenes tours of some of the region’s top local food ventures. Eat Local Week is a showcase for local organizations and businesses, and a catalyst for building a resilient food economy throughout our local region.
Highlights of last year’s festivities exploring food waste were the Keynote Kickoff with Executive Director of Sunshine Community Compost, Tracie Troxler; a zero-waste dinner by Ortygia Restaurant; tours at All Faiths Food Bank, Siesta Key Rum, Mote Aquaculture Park, the Waste Pro recycling facility, and Bay Haven School’s food forest; as well as Operation Eco Vet’s fundraiser where proceeds went to providing training to veterans in agriculture, landscaping and entrepreneurial skills as they transition back to civilian life.
A call for partner events will be put out in August. Save the date for Transition Sarasota’s Eat Local Week culmination fundraiser event on March 21, 2021.
As you celebrate Eat Local Week 2021, we hope you’ll be inspired to take action when it comes to your local food decisions. You’ll find that small changes can make a big impact here in Southwest Florida.
Details will be available in the coming months at www.transitionsrq.org and Transition Sarasota’s Facebook page. We strive to offer as many events as possible free of charge, but many require pre-registration and/or have a fee that goes to support local business.
Eat Local Week is made possible by a number of partnerships and sponsorships with local organizations and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 10th Annual Eat Local Week. Contact Executive Director, Rebecca Brey to discuss your interest in sponsoring Eat Local Week 2021. Phone: 920-286-3070. Email: Exec@transitionsrq.org.
Last year’s generous sponsors included: The Market at Lakewood Ranch, SweetSong Groves, Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch, Lucky’s Market, Sir Speedy Printing, Lumpypixels Graphic Design, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota Audubon Society, 1STOP Landscape Supply, WSLR,The City of Sarasota, Endless Summer Eco Tours, Ringling College of Art and Design, Siesta Key Rum, and Manatee County Parks and Recreation.
About Transition Sarasota--Transition Sarasota is a Sarasota-based nonprofit that is dedicated to creating food and economic security by supporting local, sustainable sources in the hopes of creating a thriving community now and for future generations. Transition Sarasota’s signature initiatives are the Annual Eat Local Week and the Suncoast Gleaning Project, which organizes volunteers to harvest excess produce from area farm partners and donate it to local food banks. The Suncoast Gleaning Project has provided more than 350,250 pounds of fresh produce to our community’s hungry families since the program launched in 2010.